Jordan steps up for leadership scholarship

Brooke RolfeSouth Western Times

Maturity, an inquisitive mind and a willingness to help others are just some of the qualities that set Year 10 student Jordan Neill apart.

The 15-year-old Newton Moore Senior High School student has been named Bunbury’s sole representative at Curtin University’s Sir Charles Court Young Leaders Program.

Jordan said he was “super happy” to be selected as one of 30 out of a field of 120 other Year 10 students from around the State.

The four-day program aims to equip students who “display academic ability, leadership potential and an interest in helping the wider community” with new leadership skills, expertise in problem solving and heightened self awareness.

From April 18, Jordan will engage in a variety of challenging outdoor activities and gain knowledge in issues like fair trade, refugees and asylum seekers.

He says he is excited to share the experience with students from other schools.

“It’s going to be fun making new friends, being involved with the program and actually going to do the outdoor activities,” he said.

The aspiring robotics engineer said he thought it could have been his commitment to helping out around the community that got him in the program.

“I go to my nan’s place, and clean up around her retirement village, I do other people’s work there and I help out the church,” he said.

Each student selected will receive a $3000 grant and be recognised at a graduation ceremony.

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