Pinjarra Senior High student grows at leadership summit


Bree Passmore and Community Bank branch manager Donna Bamkin.
Bree Passmore and Community Bank branch manager Donna Bamkin.

PINJARRA Senior High School Year 12 student Bree Passmore is ready to make the most of life’s challenges.

Bree recently attended the Magic Moments Youth Leadership and Business Summit in Sydney where she learned that anything in life is possible if you set your mind to it.

Thanks to a fully funded scholarship from Pinjarra Community Bank branch, she was selected to attend the summit during her school holidays.

The summit empowers young adults to reach their full potential and become confident and compassionate young leaders.

Attending the summit changed her perspective on life and gave her the drive to work even harder during the last few months of Year 12.

“There are so many things I want to do when I finish school, and now I know that I can really do them all,” she said.

“I am taking every opportunity that comes my way.

“In the past I wouldn’t have considered trying new things, or challenging myself but now I consider everything, because you never know what is going is happen.”

Pinjarra Community Bank branch manager Donna Bamkin said the program allowed students to grow and develop new skills in a safe and supportive environment, as well as develop new friendships from around the world.

“We also want to thank our customers for allowing us to support important youth initiatives like this one, as it is the profits from their banking business that we are able to reinvest into the community.”

Bree plans to go back in 2017 as part of the graduate program to lead and mentor the first year students.