THE new student leadership team at Bulahdelah Central School were officially inducted into their positions at a formal assembly held at the end of the last school term.
Incoming Captains Luke Rochester and Maddison Boyd, along with Vice-Captains Zac Fletcher and Katie Nolan, proudly took their pledges and received their badges in front of their parents, guests and school community.
Luke said he was “very ecstatic” when the captains were announced, as he “didn’t expect to get it”.
“It is a big responsibility and I am looking forward to working with the staff and student body,” he said.
“I aim to be a good role model, and represent the school to the best of my ability.”
As part of their duties, the new leaders will chair weekly assemblies, lead the Student Representative Council, host school functions, and represent the school in the wider community.
Girls Vice-Captain, Katie Nolan, said she is looking forward to the challenges the position will bring.
“I nominated for Captain because I have always wanted to give back to the school and help others,” she said.
“I am very honoured to have the opportunity to be a voice for the students, I think it will be challenging, but definitely worth it.”
The selection process involved writing an application, attending a formal interview and making a public speech.
Points were awarded for each of the components with the staff and student votes contributing to 50 percent of the final score.
The new leaders will formally commence their duties when school resumes next week, and will hold their positions until the end of term 2, 2018.
By Daniel SAHYOUN