SAAVI Student of the Term 2, 2015 - Selena

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Selena, a student from the Ipswich State High School, is currently working to overcome some personal issues and difficulties. Selena is presently living independently and completing Year 12.

Selena has been involved in many activities surrounding safety awareness, such as the Road Safety Campaign for year 12 students called the ‘Rocky Horror Road Show’ in Ipswich and the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.

Selena also has an interest in other projects that she has attended which included assisting children with intellectual and physical disabilities such as Reading with Special Education students, the McIntyre Centre-Riding for the Disabled, and the Serendipity Farm Animal Centre where she assisted with ground maintenance and fundraising.

However, her concerns and thoughts are not limited to her fellow students and children only. In fact Selena demonstrates the importance of being involved with the rest of the community and overseas, through her participation in an International Women’s Day Breakfast in Ipswich, the Tarampa Lodge - Supported Living Accommodation’s BBQ for residents, Bingo at a local Aged Care facility and bulk mail outs for International China Concern.

Selena’s sense of accomplishment is mostly derived from working as part of a team and seeing the results of their work. Needless to say Selena is not scared of challenging herself and helping others in the process, but what is most impressive and noteworthy is how she started her volunteering career just about a year ago and has already accomplished so much.

Selena is completing her CHC34015 Certificate III in Active volunteering and aims to continue with her journey inspiring others through her hard work and dedication across so many different volunteering opportunities.

Selena participates in the Students As Active Volunteers Initiative (SAAVI), for her efforts she has been awarded ‘SAAVI Student of the Term’ for Term 2, 2015.

Selena pictured above with Tanya McKenna teacher (left)