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State accolade for Gemma

GEMMA Martin of Leongatha Secondary Collage was one of seven Victorian students presented with a Victorian 2016 Senior Secondary Leadership Award in the Queens Hall of Parliament House recently.

The awards are presented to students who made a significant leadership contribution to their school and community.

Over the last two years, Gemma raised more than $18,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation. She coordinated fundraising events such as the World’s Greatest Shave, and developed partnerships with local businesses and community groups to raise funds.

Gemma is a school leader and is involved with her local community as a youth leader, Beacon Foundation Ambassador and member of the Meeniyan Dumbalk United Football Netball Club.

The award was presented to Gemma by Judith Grayle, Parliamentary Secretary for Education, who noted the inspirational role model young leaders such as Gemma present to the community.

In her acceptance speech, Gemma spoke of her passion for leading younger people, and of the satisfaction she had derived from mentoring up and coming young leaders and being able to assist them through the insights gained in her own journey.

Victorian honour: from left, Chris Wardlaw, chairman of the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority; Russell Ogden, senior school leader at Leongatha Secondary College; Gemma Martin, recipient of a Victorian 2016 Senior Secondary Leadership Award; and Julie Jacobs, student wellbeing and pathways support at Leongatha Secondary College.

Victorian honour: from left, Chris Wardlaw, chairman of the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority; Russell Ogden, senior school leader at Leongatha Secondary College; Gemma Martin, recipient of a Victorian 2016 Senior Secondary Leadership Award; and Julie Jacobs, student wellbeing and pathways support at Leongatha Secondary College.

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