36 students receive Rotary Citizenship Awards

Students from across the Wyong have been acknowledged at the 2018 Rotary Citizenship AwardsStudents from across the Wyong have been acknowledged at the 2018 Rotary Citizenship Awards

The Rotary Club of Northlakes Toukley was proud to present 36 students from 18 local primary schools with Rotary Citizenship Awards at a special ceremony held in November.

“Both private and public schools participated, and included Blue Haven, Budgewoi, Gwandalan, Mannering Park, Wyee, Lake Munmora, Toukley, Gorokan, Tacoma, Warnervale, Northlakes, Tuggerawong and Kanwal Public Schools, as well as St Marys Catholic Primary School Toukley, St Brendan’s Catholic School Lake Munmorah, Lakes Grammar Anglican Primary School, MacKillop Catholic College, and Wadalba Community School,” said Northlakes Toukley Rotary Club Publicity Offi cer, Maurie Schokman. This year’s presentation was the 20th anniversary of the awards. “The awards began in 1999, when the late Rotarian, Noel Nightingale, introduced the event to the Club,” said Schokman.

“Since its inception, when only 15 schools participated, it has grown steadily. “The club is very proud that it has been able to recognise students over the past 20 years, and notes that after the 2018 ceremony, almost 700 students have received awards through the program,” he added.

Over 260 parents, teachers, Rotarians and students attended the latest Primary Citizenship Awards. Federal Member for Dobell, Emma McBride, presented the awards along with Northlakes Toukley Rotary President, Roshni Sinha, and event sponsor, Gavin McLeod. Tuggerawong School choir entertained on the night.

Source: Media release, Nov 23 Maurie Schokman, Northlakes Toukley Rotary Club