St Clare’s student announced Future Justice Award Winner
St Clare’s College Social Justice Captain, Casey Horan, has been named as the winner of the Future Leaders, Future Justice Award for 2018.
The Future Justice Award recognises Year 12 students across Australia who have shown leadership and initiative on intergenerational equity.
Casey has displayed signs of being a future leader throughout her time at the College by putting the needs of her peers first and looking at what she can do to better the lives of others. In Year 10, Casey initiated a Year 10 social justice campaign to support the Share the Dignity charity.
Thanks to Casey, the student body donated hundreds of women’s hygiene products and developed a real awareness around the cause. Last year in her role on the SRC, Casey identified a need for companionship for senior citizens while visiting a local aged-care facility. She set up a Pen Pal initiative between her peers and the senior citizens. Casey continues to develop the relationship with the nursing home and intends to invite the residents to a student-run morning tea later this year.
On her recommendation for the award Principal Brad Cooney said, “Casey approaches all that she does with intelligence, showing a depth of research and humility in her approach to all projects. I believe Casey will continue to be a giving and socially conscientious member of society beyond her school years.”
Casey was presented with the Future Justice Award at the St Clare’s College Semester 1 Senior Award Ceremony on July 25, 2018.