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Week 9, Term Two, 2019

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Year 12 student Lilly Thompson has had her talent and young professionalism recognised. Lilly was chosen by the Gold Coast City Council, to whom she is known through her role on the Gold Coast Junior Council Executive Committee in 2018, to co-host the opening and closing ceremonies of the United Though Sports conference and festival earlier this term.

The Executive Committee consists of several young student-leaders, but Lilly was selected by the organisers for her outstanding conduct and dedication to her role.

The United Though Sports event formed part of the international and very prestigious SportAccord Summit, which was hosted by the City of Gold Coast and opened by appropriately high-profile guest, United Nations Secretary General H. E. Bank Ki-moon – a guest Lilly was even lucky enough to meet!

In a letter thanking Lilly and her co-hosts, the United Though Sports CEO and Vice-President wrote:

“Your participation not only contributed to a successful United Through Youth Festival but a successful SportAccord convention 2019… We have received so much positive feedback from the IOC, SportAccord, LOC, Queensland Government, the various sports and certainly all those in attendance.”

Congratulations to Lilly on her earning such an exciting opportunity. We encourage all young people at Somerset College to see this as evidence of the value of leadership programs like the Gold Coast Junior Council, and to get involved wherever they can!

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