SHENTON College student Kate Mountain has taken home Shenton Park RSL’s inaugural Service Learning Award for 2016.
The award was initiated last year to recognise a student who made a sustained and ongoing commitment to the immediate and wider community over the course of the 2016.
Kate volunteered time and effort towards the College’s international and domestic priorities, including the building of prosthetic hands for landmine victims, the construction of water filters for students in Africa and in Perth, service to the Women’s Refuge, Uniting Care West and homeless youth.
Head of learning and teaching Gary Green said the current Year 10 student was a popular winner.
“Kate is a highly principled who shows empathy, care and compassion to others,” he said.
“She has a firm commitment to making a positive difference in the lives around us and to the international community.
“The RSL’s values of high care, support and generosity of spirit through action align closely with those of Shenton College, and we are delighted they have come into partnership with the school to recognise one of our outstanding students in a public way.”
Kate received a cheque for $350 and a plaque, as well as being publicly recognised at a recent school assembly.