Aiming for the Stars

On Sunday the 16th June, 14 amazing children  were recognized for their courage in dealing with adversity at the Golden Valley Keperra Lions Club Children of Courage Awards Ceremony for 2019. 

The ceremony was conducted at the Arana Leagues Club with more than 100 people in attendance. The GVK Lions Club acknowledges the generous support of the Arana Leagues Club which provided the function room free of charge.

The Children of Courage Awards are especially designed to recognize the courage and bravery shown by these children every day. The Awards are not a competition. Every recipient of an award is a ‘winner’ in his or her own right, as the recognition of these young peoples’ achievements will: Act as an encouragement for their future, help them to believe in themselves, and help to increase their self-worth. 

Destiny Drake, One of the recipients of a Children of Courage Award.

All Children want to be accepted by others, regardless of any special needs they may have. These awards will portray them as children who have successfully overcome additional barriers which face them in this world.

The Children of Courage Award Recipients were:-Lara Allan (8years of age), Jack Atkins-Walker (7yrs), Nathan Brock (11yrs), Deklen Buchanan (9yrs), Keenan Buchanan (9yrs), Destiny drake (6yrs), Hannah Dunn (9yrs), Lachlan Farr (10yrs), Ameleia Gibson (10yrs), Emily Hayes (10yrs), Dilyn Murphy (12yrs),Taylor Richards (10yrs), Phoebe Roberts (7yrs), James Thomas (11yrs), Koby Underwood (11yrs). 

Congratulations to all Award recipients and many thanks to the staff of the participating schools, Ferny Grove State School, Patricks Road State School, Grovely State School and Mitchelton Special School. Those staff members made time in their very busy schedules to identify children for recognition and encourage parents to participate.

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