Thank you Madam/Deputy Speaker.
I rise in the house today to discuss the importance of encouraging the youth of today.
There are so many great young people doing incredible things in the electorate of Bonner, so this year I’ve decided to create an award to celebrate their wonderful achievements.
Starting in the month of March The Bonner Bright Star award will be open to all school aged children in my electorate who have achieved something great this month.
Whether it is excellence in sport, academic, environmental, volunteering or even just helping out in the community, I want to hear what our young people are doing.
Each month a local panel will select a winner who will then be awarded the bright star of that month and receive a gift voucher to help them continue their good work.
Nominations for the month of March are now open, and will close March 13.
It’s easy to submit a nomination, all you need to do is go to my website and tell me in 100 words or less why the person you’re nominating is deserving of the Bonner Bright Star award.
I can’t wait to see the nominations that come through, it’s so inspiring to be able to see what the youngest generations of our region are doing and encourage them to keep trying their hardest to pursue their dreams whatever they may be.