Year 12 student Kristen Crasto was awarded a Secondary Schools Citizenship Award from The Order of Australia Association (Queensland Branch) for outstanding service to her community. It was one of 12 awards presented to Senior students from around Queensland at Parliament House on the last day of Term Three.
Kristen has contributed extensively in recent years to local service learning programmes such as Mudgee Kids, Seniors helping Seniors, Clover Connect, House Charity projects, numerous Committees and Gold Coast Junior Council participation, as well as the Barambah Service in the South Burnett, and a Timor Leste project through her local parish.
Kristen also represented Somerset at the significant commemoration and reconciliation service at Myall Creek. Of course, Kristen’s acknowledgement encourages us all to think about Australian citizenship and the importance of contributing to our community through service and involvement.
We join in congratulating Kristen, on her compassion, contribution and leadership.