Two Rochester Secondary College were awarded the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership award last week.By Elaine Cooney
Two of Rochester Secondary College’s most outstanding students were awarded the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership award last week.
Year 12 student Maddy Chapman and year 10 student Rebecca Kellett took home the awards for their leadership qualities, mateship and the respect they showed towards others.
Victorian Certificate of Education co-ordinator Barbara McCarty said Ms Chapman was a highly academic student, worked well with others and was an excellent role model for her peers.
She said Ms Kellett was a stand-out student who was willing to take on leadership roles and did not hesitate to help others.
The students won cash and a certificate of achievement.
Ms Kellett said the award was a big shock but an honour.
‘‘I was surprised, I wasn’t expecting it,’’ she said.
She said the award showed her that the teachers, who nominated her, respected the work she had done.
Ms Kellett is part of the school’s Energy Breakthrough team; has represented her class on the Student Representative Council; took the lead role in the school’s production; is on the school debating team and involved in many different sports.
Ms Chapman said the award was a good surprise and was modest about her win.
‘‘I didn’t think I did anything too special,’’ she said.
Ms Chapman is the school captain, a role that needed the strong support of peers and teachers; had a large leadership role in the ANZAC celebrations and put great effort into her schoolwork.
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