Seven young people from remote schools around the Lower Gulf have been awarded the 2013 MMG Century Living Leadership Award.
The award program, now in its second year, recognises qualities of leadership shown by any student, regardless of their age.
MMG Century’s Senior Strategic Projects Advisor Meg Frisby said that the awards are a way in which the mine can encourage young leaders.
"The qualities of leadership, inclusiveness and fairness shown by recipients of the Living Leadership Awards will have a ripple effect upon many lives.
"The positive influence of a good leader cannot be measured, but it’s important these students are recognised and encouraged, no matter how young they are."
The Living Leadership Award recipients are selected by the school principals and teachers from Mornington Island, Burketown, Karumba, Normanton, Doomadgee and the Mt Isa School of the Air, which serves students on pastoral properties around the Lower Gulf and beyond.
"In selecting the award recipients, we asked the local school communities to consider students from across all grades who consistently display leadership qualities.
"The awards are a small way we can help to nurture future leaders," says Ms Frisby.
Members of Century’s management team travelled to all seven schools to personally present the Living Leadership Awards, which included a framed certificate, $100 educational gift voucher and MMG school backpack.
The 2013 Living Leadership Award recipients are:
Mornington Island State School – Toniesha Williams (year 9)
Burketown State School – Pemulwuy Yanner (year 7)
Karumba State School – Ethan Hammann (year 7)
Normanton State School – Nicholas Casey (year 10)
Gulf Christian College Normanton – Denae Gittins (year 7)
Doomadgee State School – Schynada Karkadoo (year 7)
Mt Isa School of the Air – Charlie Wockner (year 7) – Glenore Station