Queensland Young Achiever Community Award

Somerville House congratulates 2016 School Vice-Captain, Emma Simpson, who has been announced as a Semi Finalist in the Queensland Young Achiever Awards for the Community Volunteer category.

Emma’s nomination for this award was received due to her wonderful community service initiative, Connect 2 Veterans.

During her time at Somerville House, Emma motivated a group of her peers to hold monthly afternoon tea with war veterans. Held at St John’s Anglican Church at Bulimba, the group organised games, music, food and transport for those involved.

Emma was inspired to start the group, Connect 2 Veterans, after her grandfather, a war veteran, passed away and she realised others may not be as fortunate to have the family in their lives that her “Poppy” did.

Finalists will be announced after Judging is completed on Wednesday 8 March. We wish Emma the best of luck.


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