Glasshouse RSL honour

By Kirra Livingstone

THE Glasshouse RSL Sub Branch has created the Veterans Achievement Award for local state school students, to highlight the future generation’s most upstanding community members.
Following a meeting, the local RSL sub branch decided they needed an award with a neutral name so any veteran can present these awards, to three state schools, Glass House Mountains, Landsborough and Beerburrum.
“The Glasshouse Country RSL Sub -Branch committee and board wholeheartedly supported the award. Minor adjustments including a trophy for the school, a medallion for the recipient along with a bursary were discussed and approved, prior to the awards implementation, criteria and guidelines had to be completed,” Glasshouse RSL member, Danny Cooper said.
Danny said students who receive this would have to have an overall positive attitude within the community, learning in school, and helping others.
Each student received a certificate, a bursary of $300 funded directly from the Glasshouse RSL Sub Branch’s pockets from raffles over the year, and will receive an engraved RSL medal.
Glasshouse State School’s ceremony on November 29, with student Elena Mackle taking out the honour.
Landsborough State School’s ceremony was on December 6, in which student Will Bonney received the award during the Year 6 graduation.
Beerburrum State School’s ceremony was on December 7, with student Rilee Shaw being recognised.
kirra@gcnews.com.au