2022 Australian Olympic Change-Maker Program
Two QAHS students have been nominated and recognised as Olympic Change-Makers for 2022. Year 11 students, Madeline Howell (swimming) and Mia Bergh (athletics) received their official certificates from the Australian Olympic Committee today. We congratulate you both on your outstanding achievements in sport and thank you for paving the way for other students at QAHS to follow your lead!
Mia receives invitation to 2022 Australian Olympic Change-Maker National Summit
Mia has also been selected as one of the 2022 Australian Olympic Change-Makers to attend this year's National Summit. Mia was one of 25 students selected out of over 900 young Olympic Change-Makers, nominated by schools around the country. The students were required to submit a one-minute video and their sporting bio to the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC). The winning entries were judged by a panel of Australian Olympians.
This year, the National Summit will return as an in-person event, after two years of being on-line. During the Summit, Mia will come together with other Change-Makers from around the country, Olympians and representatives of the AOC for a memorable 'Change-Maker' experience.
The AOC is committed to giving youth a voice and empowering young leaders just like Mia. Throughout the National Summit, Mia will have an opportunity to shape the future of the Olympic movement in Australia. The Summit will provide a platform for young athletes to share their unique backgrounds, experiences and present ideas to the AOC on how we together can "Power the Change".
The National Summit will be held on 7-9 December at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra. Mia will have a busy December, where she will fly directly after the Summit to Adelaide to represent Queensland in Race Walking at the National Track and Field event.
QAHS athletes compete at the QSS State Championships in Track and Field
Congratulations to our four QAHS athletes who competed at the QSS State Championships in October. The students have worked tirelessly on their athletic craft, whilst balancing their academic workload. Please see the fantastic results below:
Hong Kai Zhang (Yr 11) – 15th in the 17 Boys Triple Jump event
Mia Bergh (Yr 11) – 1st in the 18 Girls Race Walk (5000m)
Natasha Lynch (Yr 11) – 1st in the 16 Girls Hammer Throw, 8th in Discus, and 15th in Shot Put
Taylah Morris (Yr 10) – 4th in the 15 Girls Race Walk (3000m)
Well done to all concerned – we wish Mia and Natasha the best of luck at Nationals next month in Adelaide.
Our newest QAHS Surf Lifesavers receive their qualifications and patrol uniforms
Congratulations to our newest QAHS Surf Lifesavers! Well done completing your first Surf Lifesaving award with the Mermaid Beach A.E.M.E Surf Life Saving Club. We are all so proud of your efforts during the training and assessment; not to mention the challenging weather conditions we have had recently. You were all simply outstanding and conquered the many challenges. We appreciate that for many of you, this was your first experience with surf life saving and we look forward to progressing as a group and keeping the community safe on our beaches!
Mr Aaron Boulton, Cooper Douglas, Josie Hamilton, Taylor Milmoe, Allegra Nutley, Hannah Provenzano and Bianca Uccellini
Observer's and Radio Operators Awards
Sourena Eslami, Imogen Hanley, Tyra Huang, Aditi Itikalapati, Nikki Lin, Fifi Lovell, Rishita Mehra, Katie Neumannova, Devam Raval and Shivani Whala
Special thanks to the Chief Training Officer at Mermaid Beach, Mr Ian Tannahill for his generosity and expertise with leading the training of our QA Lifesavers. Many thanks to Youth Development Director, Mr Luke O'Connor, for his endless support and helping to make this program a reality. A huge thank you to Mr Aaron Boulton for coming on board the staff team and completing his Bronze Medallion with the students. Special mention to our QA Water Safety Officers (Shiori, Josh and Mr Callum Finlay) who volunteered their time to keep our new group safe in the water.
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