Regional Development Australia Central West has announced the cohort of successful students who will take part in the inaugural TEN4TEN program with local Canowindra High School student, Claire Wright, being selected.
“I feel honoured to have been selected from what I am sure was a great group of applicants. I am very excited to be paired with Andrew Gee. It will be a really good experience for me. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know the other nine students involved, as well as putting forward more ideas and gaining knowledge and being more involved in the local community,” said Claire Wright.
Almost 40 applications were submitted from Year 11 students from across Orange, Blayney and Cabonne, with the selected students to be mentored by ten community leaders over the coming months.
RDA Central West CEO, Sam Harma said it wasn’t easy to choose ten students from the large amount of quality applications that were received. “It was wonderful to read so many impressive applications but it certainly made selecting only ten students quite a difficult task,” said Mr Harma.
The nine other Year 11 students that will participate in the TEN4TEN program are: Bridget May, Ethan Mackay and Savannah Dening from James Sheahan Catholic High School, Joe Spencer from Molong Central School, Blair Bella and Isaiah King from Canobolas Rural Technology High School, Jess Mosely and Mackenzie Jones from Kinross Wolaroi School and Abigail Thew from Orange High School.
The Hon. Fiona Nash, Strategic Adviser at Charles University has also been announced as the special guest for the official launch of the TEN4TEN program