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Last updated 2:11 PM on 19 December 2012

Two of our students Rebecca Milne-Muller and Brent Newport have recently been recognised as outstanding volunteers.

Rebecca Milne- Muller, a student at South Sydney High, is the type of student who really cares for her community whether it's helping to paint the Art Block, mentoring younger students, scribing for students with learning difficulties, cleaning out staff rooms, producing promotional videos about various programs at the school, or representing the school as a Beacon Ambassador.

 Rebecca knows about giving! So on the 13th December the Premier decided to give something back to her. Rebecca received the prestigious Black Opal Award for her contribution of over 200 hours of volunteer work over the last 2 years. Thank you Rebecca and congratulations on all your hard work for our community.

Rebecca receiving her award

Brent Newport was a finalist in the NSW Volunteering Scholarships. Competing against the whole of NSW, his efforts as a volunteer at the Prince of Wales Hospital and various school programs and charities has held him in good stead for his nomination. He was in the top 6 in the state. Dr Phil Lambert Regional Directorate NSW Department of Education and Communities was there to present the awards at the St George Rowing Club at Wolli Creek. These were very special awards, and Dr. Lambert praised the efforts of the students and teachers numerous times. It was a happy event where parents, students and nominees were thanked and appreciated.

 Brent receiving his award

Congratulations Rebecca and Brent, your community commends you!

At the awards ceremony