Congratulations to Bronte Legro of Scotch Oakburn College, the recipient of this year’s Uniting Church Micah 6:8 Award, sponsored by the UCA Presbytery of Tasmania. This award recognises a student in Year 9 or 10 who has a focus on what is ‘just and fair’, neighbourly compassion, loyalty and love. Their efforts may be • local or global in scale • done in conjunction with an expression of the Uniting Church such as a congregation, agency or other UCA entity • and, reflect a Christian understanding of God as expressed in the College Values. Additionally, the student is one who questions and tests common practice. Bronte is a Year 9 student who has participated extensively in service activities and programs within the College over the course of the year. Of particular note has been her involvement in the Wellbeing And Values Education (WAVE) program where she has organised and led activities as part of the College congregation. Bronte been extensively involved in the Round Square Program, participating in activities at school, as well as a young leader at this year’s conference at Bunbury Catholic College. She has been heavily involved in the College’s sustainable schools project and attended – as a Young Leader – the Youth Climate Conference in June this year. She has helped to organise the ‘sustainability pop-ups’ within the school to promote awareness of how human impact is creating waste and how we can devise local responses to ameliorate our impact. She has completed leadership training within the College so that she can work with younger students on camp next year, been involved in Women in Leadership workshops in Hobart, and represented the College as part of its music contribution to this year’s Centenary of Armistice Service. Further, Bronte completed a one-week Community Service placement working with homeless people in the local community. Bronte is indeed a worthy recipient of this prize who is consistently positive in her relationships and focused upon making her College and her world a better place for all. She is a leader and positive role model within the College and her local community, though she is also very unassuming and generous in her conduct. The Uniting Church congratulates Bronte, and looks forward to her further contributions to the local and wider community.