Former College Captain, Joshua Priestly has been recognized for his outstanding leadership and service to the community.
Joshua was named Mareeba’s Young Citizen of the Year last week at the Mareeba Shire Council Australia Day awards.
In 2015, Joshua participated in the Great Wheelbarrow Race as a solo competitor, raising awareness and funds for Rosies, an outreach program helping those less fortunate on the streets of Mareeba. Josh also volunteers regularly with Rosies’ food van.
Josh told the Tablelands Advertiser that his latest accolade capped off a memorable 2015. ” The award is great, but it was a good, rewarding year,” he said.
Last year Josh received the Australian Defence Force Leadership Award, Rotary All Rounder Award, and was recognised for his outstanding leadership by Senator Glenn Lazarus as part of the Queensland Young Leadership Recognition Program.
Next year, Josh plans to study a dual degree of Paramedic Science and Nursing at the Queensland University of Technology with hopes to one day work as a helicopter paramedic.
The St Stephen’s community congratulates Josh on the well deserved award and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours.