Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School has continued its proud tradition of developing young female leaders with head girl Amber Anderson awarded the 2017 Zonta Club of Bunbury young women in public affairs award.
Miss Anderson was the seventh Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School student in the last ten years to be awarded the prestigious award.
The modest year 12 student said she was “pretty excited” when her name was called as the winner.
“[The award is about] leadership, being a positive role model and empowering women through advocacy,” Miss Anderson said.
“On the awards night, I gave a brief speech about women’s rights. I discussed the lack of education and access to contraception for women in third world countries.”
The award recognises young women aged 16 to 19 years who have demonstrated a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and dedication to empowering women worldwide.
Some of the leadership and volunteering activities Miss Anderson has been involved in include riding for the disabled, the Margaret River soup kitchen, rehabilitating sand dunes and providing leadership as head girl and a member of the student boarding executive committee at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School.