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Halogen National Young Leaders Day


​Halogen: National Young Leaders Day – Shining Bright
Eighteen students were nominated by teachers to attend The
Halogen National Young Leaders Day (HNYLD). The nominated
students are deemed to have consistently demonstrated
qualities of leadership and, as such, attend this excursion by
invitation. The HNYLD is an annual event that showcases
talented Australian entrepreneurs in their chosen field.

In their words:
Recently, on the 8th November, a group of year ten leaders
from Mountain Creek embarked on a journey to Brisbane to
take part in Halogen’s National Young Leaders Day. The group
was provided the opportunity to meet and learn from a
multitude of leaders, including Sarah Spiker, a representative
of the Cotton On Foundation, Cate Campbell, Australian Gold
Wining Olympian, Uli Latukefu, an Australian actor and Alex
Blackwell vice-captain of the Australian Women’s Cricket

Each speaker offered a wealth of wisdom for the students.
Sarah Spiker spoke of her passion in being part of school
building projects and encouraged us as students to make a
change and take action; whether that be big or small. Cate
Campbell, an Olympic champion, talked about the ups and
downs of her career and encouraged the students to take
leaps of faith and not be afraid of failure. Uli Latukefu, an
Australian actor, discussed his acting journey and advised the
students to take the time to find out who they are as people
and as leaders. And lastly, the retired captain for the Australian
women’s cricket team, Alex Blackwell encouraged students
through the metaphor of a lobster to embrace discomfort in
their lives.

At the end of the conference, the students left with a better
understanding of what it means to be a leader, coming away
with various pieces of advice from each speaker. The
knowledge and experience offered by these leaders was highly
inspirational, and will continue to motivate the attendees of
Halogen leadership conferences to make change, whether big
or small, in their world for the better.
Article submitted by: Yashvi P, Cora G and Thomas R