Steve Zeppa makes difference in newspapers
STEVE Zeppa was school captain, won his share of sprint races, made regional football teams and was goal keeper for Carlton.
"I went to Applethorpe Primary School and then Stanthorpe State High School and played soccer for the high school team and Carlton," he said.
"While I was living there I made the biggest connections through school and sport," Steve said.
After spending his entire childhood living and growing up in Stanthorpe, Steve Zeppa, like many before him, took the plunge and moved to Brisbane to go to university.
"Since leaving Stanthorpe I have lived in Brisbane and Cairns and also spent a couple of years backpacking around the world, where I met my wife and now we have two great children," he said.
"I have also had the chance to meet many great people through my work."
Steve has been a journalist all of his working life and is currently one of the Border Post's "big bosses".
"I live in Brisbane and am currently the editorial director for APN Australian Regional Media," he said.
While it has been some time since Steve last lived in Stanthorpe, he said it would never be far from his thoughts.
"My mum and dad still live in Stanthorpe, so they are a pretty solid connection for me," he said
"I go back to Stanthorpe a couple of times a year to visit my folks."
Steve said when he reflected on his time in Stanthorpe, there were a few things that made the fondest memories list.
"Apart from family and friends, the freedom of being able to jump on your motorbike and roar around the back roads from Amiens to the border gates ... and of course there are the Apple and Grape festivals," he said.