Student leaders set goals sky high

Mayor Jack Dempsey (middle) with Bundaberg State High School captains Alex Buckholz, Dustin Budda-Deen, Tayla Venz and Paris Bell

Bundaberg State High School’s 2019 school captains have hit the ground running with preparations already underway for their first act as student leaders.

Alex Buckholz, Paris Bell, Dustin Budda-Deen and Tayla Venz were inducted as school captains in a ceremony yesterday.

Keen to begin their official duties, Dustin said the group had already started planning a fundraising event.

“One of the goals we have set for now is to fundraise for Royal Flying Doctor Service,” Dustin said.

“We’re always looking for new things to fundraise for.”

Alex said it would be rewarding to be part of fundraising activities and organising events for his fellow students to enjoy.

“I’ve been involved in many activities through school and being school captain is one of the ways I can give back.”

Mayor Jack Dempsey with Uncle Willie Broome and Byron Broome who were invited guests at the ceremony which also included the induction of the school's indigenous community leaders.

Tayla and Paris agreed that an exciting year lay ahead of them as student leaders.

“It’s exciting but it’s going to be challenging,” Tayla said.

The investiture ceremony also recognised the school’s house captains, indigenous community leaders and senior and junior representative councils.

Mayor Jack Dempsey and Cr Judy Peters joined principal Karen McCord in presenting a number of the students with their badges.