ELANORA STUDENTS STAR AT PALM BEACH SURF CLUB AWARDS

3 Jun 2009 3:39 PMJann Stuckey

3 June 2009

Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey praised the volunteering efforts of Elanora High students who help on patrols at Palm Beach surf club in the Queensland Parliament this week.

“In recognizing the magnificent efforts of our Surf Lifesaving movement as they celebrate their annual award ceremonies during their winter break I also applaud a program that is enabling our youth to serve their communities,” Ms Stuckey told Parliament.

“Palm Beach SLSC has a partnership with Elanora High School to train students in Surf Rescue Certificates & Bronze Medallion courses through joining the club.

“In total this season 20 bronze medallions and 14 Surf Rescue Certificates were awarded at Palm Beach.  The majority of students have stayed on in the club with 4 Elanora students topping Patrol awards for the season some patrolling over 80 hours.

“Tony Rapallo head of Sport at Elanora High, and Sharon Kyme are to be congratulated for their commitment to train and encourage these students to volunteer as lifesavers.

“All too often the negative behaviour of a few of our youth makes headlines and it is heartening, especially in times of turmoil to see these teenagers attain impressive goals and give of their time to assist such a worthy cause.

“I urge more of our youth to get involved.

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Contact – Jann Stuckey 0439 755919