auspired to help others

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
Sharniqua Tracey with Governor General Hurley.
Camera IconSharniqua Tracey with Governor General Hurley. Credit: Supplied

An 11-year-old rewarded for her commitment towards helping others has been an inspiration to her teachers and classmates.

South Newman Primary School Year 6 student Sharniqua Tracey was singled out as Australian of the Month at a special assembly on September 17.

The accolade was created by Auspire (Australia Day Council WA) to represent personal endeavour, achievement, and contribution to the community.

SNPS principal Katie Wallace said it was an honour for the school to launch Aussie of the Month with Governor-General David Hurley officiating the event.

“Our students are thoroughly inspired by the program’s objectives of encouraging good citizenship and inclusive Australian values,” she said.

Sharniqua said she was honoured and proud to be given the award.

“I thought I wasn’t getting noticed, but now I’m reassured that because I’m being noticed for doing good things,” she said.

Modest Sharniqua said she took pride in putting her hand up to help in any way she could around the school.

“The award means I’m who I truly am, being a kind and caring person,” she said.

“I hope that other people after hearing why I was chosen that it might make them realise that they’re doing the same thing and could be chosen in the future.”

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