Next gen gets it right

Too often we hear stories about young people for all the wrong reasons (drunken behaviour, poor decisions, bullying, bad fashion choices) so it warmed my heart this week to have not just one but numerous stories involving amazing young people in our community doing really positive things.

Drew Skimmings and Charlotte Pearce are the Year 11 captain-elects at Kadina High and they will both be great leaders and role models for the community. These two students gave The Echo their point of view on the way Kadina has been portrayed after the tragic suicide of Alex Wildman last year.

That’s one of the important aspects of leadership: being able to stand tall and give your side of the story when times are tough.

Reporter Liina Flynn came back from Richmond River High on Tuesday proclaiming her faith in young people had been restored.

Not only had she talked to some really motivated students about their positive experiences at Rainbow Day who wanted to make a difference in the world, she also interviewed an exceptional young woman about her experiences in a parliamentary forum.

We’ve also got stories this week about young artists doing great work and contributing to the community.

It’s heartening to know the next generation has some amazing people and many of them live here on the North Coast.


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