Youth Community Service Award
It is with great pleasure that we inform our community that Joshua Judd of Year 12 has been selected to receive a Youth Community Service Award by the NSW Branch of the Order of Australia Association. The Award recognises NSW senior High School students who have shown commendable service to their local communities.
Throughout his time at St Edward’s College, Joshua has consistently gone above and beyond in his efforts to serve others. One notable example of his service is his extensive involvement with Coast Shelter from 2018 – 2023. Joshua has volunteered in the kitchen, dedicating his time to cooking and serving meals to the homeless and those sleeping rough. His compassionate approach and unwavering commitment have provided nourishment and hope to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
In addition to his work at Coast Shelter, Joshua also volunteered as a surf life saver at Macmasters Beach Surf Life Saving Club from 2018 – 2023, actively contributing to the safety and well-being of beachgoers in our community. His selfless dedication to this vital role demonstrates his willingness to put the needs of others before his own. By committing his time and skills, Joshua has undoubtedly saved lives and contributed to creating a safer coastal environment for all.
Recognising the importance of caring for the elderly, Joshua has volunteered his time for nursing home residence visits in 2018 and 2019. By engaging in these visits, he demonstrated compassion and empathy towards the aged members of our community, brightening their days with companionship and genuine care. His involvement in such activities showcases his understanding of the value of intergenerational connections and the positive impact it has on both the residents and the wider community.
Furthermore, we would like to highlight Joshua’s remarkable achievement of completing over 100 hours of community service every year from 2018 to 2023 while studying at St Edward’s College.
Joshua will be presented this award by Her Excellency, The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of NSW at a ceremony at Government House in September.
We congratulate Joshua on this achievement.