Congratulations Stephanie Hall – Our QAHS Batonbearer nominee

Thank you to all students who nominated to represent QAHS as our batonbearer nominee. The ballot was run and our lucky nominee is Stephanie Hall.

Starting in Australia on 25 December 2017, the Baton will travel for 100 days through local Australian communities across all states and territories. When the Queen’s Baton arrives on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, the entire Commonwealth will have been a part of the journey, giving everyone the opportunity to share the dream. Her Majesty The Queen, or Her representative, will remove the message from the Baton and read it aloud to officially open the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Each school may nominate only one student.  A judging process will be undertaken to select the successful students who will get to become Queen’s Baton Relay batonbearers.

A Batonbearer will share the dream and carry with pride the spirit of the Games embracing the diversity and values of the Commonwealth. They will inspire others with their passion and commitment to sport and community and be excited to represent and promote the Commonwealth Games.

Stephanie is an energetic and enthusiastic student who strives for excellence in all aspects of her life. She especially demonstrates the IB Learner profile characteristic, balance, participating in sporting, arts and academic pursuits. She is a national middle distance runner, and has represented school, district, south coast and the state at consecutive cross country and athletics events (see her successes in the previous issue of Campus News). Stephanie encourages others to achieve their goals and dreams as demonstrated in her supportive leadership and caring nature. Stephanie is a Gold Coast Junior Council member and active Commonwealth Games Connect member liaising directly with our connect country school in Botswana as a part of CAS (Creativity Activity Service). Stephanie was also a finalist for the 2017 International Women’s Day leadership awards.

Alita Blackmur
A/HOD Student Services