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Dandenong Leader - Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Tomorrow's Leaders

A new generation is ready to take the baton and lead us into the future. We asked school captains from across the length and breadth of Melbourne to share their dreams and aspirations.

Erik Mcuire, 17

School is more than turning up five days a week and getting your name marked off a roll. We’re a community.

As school captain, I’ll advocate for further improvements to our school environment and facilities.

For students who are considering leadership roles in the future, I want to be a role model for them and motivate others to achieve, leadership or academic-wise. Fountain Gate has grown exponentially in the past six years and it continues to improve to meet the needs of new generations.

Courtney Fakiki, 17

Teenagers experience advancements in technology like no other era before — the power to generate answers is there with a click of a button.

Many people suppress problems with hours wasted on social media.

Technology gives us the sense of being connected; however, it is not the human connection — a basic need.

I want to establish a student-peer support program.

— one that increases the sense of belonging and supports students to be inspired by other students; one that builds respect and the wisdom of older students can positively influence younger peers.

I want to establish a student-peer support program — one that increases the sense of belonging and supports students to be inspired by other students.

Dandenong Leader - 24th March, 2020