Mackay HHS Youth and Young People’s Program have made a deadly choice by sponsoring four local students who demonstrate high level sporting achievements and/or academic excellence.
The students have been named Deadly Choices Sports Youth Ambassadors for their excellent attendance at school, sports achievements and commitment to the Deadly Choices Program.
Mackay North State High school students Kailu, Pethyias and John were nominated by the school’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit Community Education Counsellor (CEC) for excelling in rugby league and rugby union representation at the 2019 North Queensland Championships and north Queensland regional levels.
Carlisle Adventist Christian College student Monique’s nomination was recommended for her academic excellence, representation in schoolgirls basketball, selection in 2018 Basketball Queensland Future Development Program Team and being the youngest person to receive the 2019 Sports Person of the Year award in Queensland.
The Deadly Choices program aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families.
The students will be ambassadors for the next 12 months where they will participate in Deadly Choices Community Days alongside the likes of Petero Civoniceva, Scott Prince and Steve Renouf who are national ambassadors for the program.