Two students at Cannon Hill Anglican College (CHAC) were each recent recipients of a 2011 RSL Youth Development Program grant.

Developed in conjunction with Bond University, the program recognises outstanding achievement in the areas of Civic Participation, Community Leadership, Sporting Achievement, and Academic Achievement.

Frazer Whitwell and Miranda Hine were delighted to each receive a $2,500 grant, and to be part of the elite group chosen from more than 550 expressions of interest. In addition to the grant, the students were invited to attend a one-day Leadership Forum at Bond University. The exclusive leadership event focussed on motivating and educating the winners on change, leadership, and teamwork.

A special Awards Evening was held on 5 March, at which recipients were presented with a plaque and certificate by RSL Queensland Chief Executive Officer Chris McHugh CSC and Bond University Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Robert Stable.

Frazer chose to spend his grant on purchasing play-blocks for the Creek Road Kids Group while Miranda will put her grant towards volunteering in an Indian orphanage in the June school holidays.

"Students at Cannon Hill Anglican College are provided with many opportunities to serve our community and our environment," said Mrs Robyn Bell, College Principal. "Through these activities, our students develop a keen sense of social responsibility, and gain skills and attitudes which enable them to become caring contributors to society at both the local and global level.

"We congratulate Frazer and Miranda on this wonderful recognition of their community work undertaken outside of CHAC. We are so proud to see them demonstrate, in very practical terms, the Mission of Service encouraged by the College."


Image: Frazer and Miranda