Ulladulla High School's new leaders have been introduced at the official Leadership Investiture Ceremony.
On Thursday, August 15, the school captains, vice-captains and student leadership teams for 2019/20 have were announced at the ceremony in the MPC in front of the cohort, teachers and family members.
The new captains are Jade Mudge and Patrick Armstrong and the vice-captains are Ziad El Togby and Tear Locke. Prefects are Harrison Drury, Chloe Randazzo, Grace Gillies, Jack Skinner and Harrison D'Ombrain.
Jade and Patrick were both ecstatic about being elected captains and a voice for students. Jade, who was a captain at Milton Public School, said it was her dream to lead Ulladulla High School as well.
"It's really exciting. It's going to help me with my [leadership] skills, " she said.
Jade does volunteer patrols with Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club and is in the middle of the project between the high school and Take 3 for the Sea initiative. The new captain is organising a mural which will also involve Indigenous artist Zachary Bennett-Brook of Saltwater Dreamtime.
Patrick said he was always looking to take up an opportunity when it arose and the school's leadership was no different.
"I feel like it was an opportunity to be a bridge between the community and students. To get their voices heard and promote projects in a positive way," he said.
Patrick recently completed his silver medallion in IRB training at Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club and is involved with Ulladulla Swimming Club and Milton Ulladulla District Tennis Association.
Principal Denise Lofts said the school community was thankful for its 2018/19 leaders and looked forward to the incredible group of new leaders putting their stamp on the school.
The year 7 and 8 students get a "twinkle in their eye" when they look at the year captains and vice-captains.
"They're setting a real tradition of being authentic, making a difference type of people," she said.