Riley Dodson

27th June 2023

Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—I would like to congratulate Riley Dodson from Toronto High School after being selected to take part in the Young Endeavour Scheme. 17-year-old Riley is currently sailing from Newcastle to Brisbane aboard the STS Young Endeavour on an 11-day journey, that will help him to develop leadership, resilience, teamwork and initiative skills. Riley's voyage was made possible after he secured a scholarship from Lake Macquarie City Council, after impressing a panel of judges with his honesty passion and enthusiasm. Riley is looking forward to pushing himself in a challenging environment and the Young Endeavour Scheme will certainly provide that opportunity. Participants in the internationally recognised youth development program are taught how to become a better team player, a more effective communicator and a leader while also manning a square-rigged tall ship. I wish Riley all the best with his journey.

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