Youth a shining example
LOUD applause from a 200-strong crowd welcomed Young Citizen of the Year 2011 Blake Geary to the stage at the Blackwater Australia Day awards ceremony.
Recently selected as a vice captain at Marist College, Blake has shone throughout his school career, achieving both in and out of the classroom.
Blake was the winner of the Queensland Junior Skeet Title 2010 and qualified to represent the state at the National Clay Target Championships.
Just as comfortable in the pool, Blake enjoyed many successes throughout 2010 with the Blackwater Barracudas, winning Age Champion at the 2010 Springsure Swimming Carnival. As a member of the Blackwater Young Cadets, Blake also received the Anzac Spirit award, having shown “the true spirit of the digger”.
Demonstrating leadership and maturity, Blake represented the region as part of the 2010 Sister City student exchange trip to Fujisawa in Japan.
“I’m very honoured and very proud,” said Blake.
He was congratulated and presented the award by Central Highlands Regional Council Deputy Mayor Paul Bell.