Tribute to Victoria Ellis and Brandon Joynson

10th February 2021

Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—It's always wonderful to see young people accept responsibility and become leaders, whether it's within their immediate friendship group, broader school class or their entire school. With that in mind, I'd like to congratulate Toronto High School's Victoria Ellis and Brandon Joynson on their recent election as the school's 2021 School Captains. Victoria is widely respected by her peers and will no doubt prove to be an effective leader. She has participated in school service from a young age by making morning announcements on roll call since Year 8 and mentoring Year 7 students through the Peer Support program while in Year 10. Brandon is already a strong leader and is well liked by his peers who describe him as determined, polite and affable with a great sense of humour. He has always had excellent academic record and was accelerated for biology, completing his Preliminary and HSC course a year earlier than his peers. Young people who take on such responsibility are very likely to go on and be leaders in their adult lives. I believe we'll see great things from Victoria and Brandon in the future.

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