Well done Angie – Deputy Junior Mayor
At QAHS the Gold Coast Junior Council provides students with an opportunity to come together along with students from over 20 other schools from around the Gold Coast to learn the ways in which they can make a difference to the local community. They are given the opportunity to have their voices heard and to meet with various stakeholders to gain an insight into local council. As part of this, an executive committee of Councillors is peer elected to take charge of each meeting and lead the decisions being made by the collective Junior Council representatives. Within the committee students are also asked to elect a Deputy Junior Mayor and Junior Mayor. We are so pleased to announce that our very own Angie Zhou has been elected by her peers to act as Junior Deputy Mayor for 2019. Well done Angie!
“On Tuesday 30 April, I attended the Gold Coast Junior Council Executive Committee Handover Ceremony. I was lucky enough to know in advance that I had been selected to be a part of the Executive Committee after presenting a speech and being voted in by the Junior Councillors and teachers on 28 February. The ceremony was held in the Council Chambers, and as we waited for the Councillors of the Gold Coast and Mayor Tom Tate to arrive, I started to feel a little nervous. Not only were the seats full, but several photographers were also around the room, lenses at the ready.
We began the proceedings with recognising the achievements of the outgoing Executive Committee, and then we approached the announcement of the new 2019 Executive members. Since we hadn’t been told who would be given the positions of the Junior Mayor and Deputy Junior Mayor, there was a lot of suspense in the room. They finally reached the Deputy Junior Mayor announcement and all of a sudden, my name was called out. I was incredibly surprised and also extremely happy as I made my way up and shook hands with Caelan Pascoe (the previous Junior Mayor) and the Mayor, Tom Tate.
I am so thankful for this amazing opportunity to represent QAHS as the Deputy Junior Mayor of the Gold Coast Junior Council. I’m really looking forward to working with everyone to improve the youth environment here on the Gold Coast. This is an amazing experience that I will not be forgetting any time soon.” – Angie Zhou – Year 11
Mrs Frances McGovern
Junior Council Coordinator