Broome Senior High School’s Lathan Sebastian and Bili Money taking on top student leadership roles

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Broome Senior High School head boy and girl Lathan Sebastian and Bili Money with principal Mathew Burt.
Camera IconBroome Senior High School head boy and girl Lathan Sebastian and Bili Money with principal Mathew Burt. Credit: Jakeb Waddell/Broome Advertiser

They have had their sights set on the prestigious role for years, and now the dream has come true.

Broome Senior High School has chosen Lathan Sebastian and Bili Money as its head boy and girl for 2020, and the duo plan to hit the ground running, as their school transforms through its $20 million makeover.

Lathan told the Broome Advertiser he had always wanted to help people at the school, especially those who did not want to be there.

“All the time I see fights, people behaving how they shouldn’t, and I want to be the type of leader who can stop this before it happens,” he said.

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“I can connect Aboriginal kids who don’t feel at home when they are at school because I have been there before.

“This is a chance for me to prove I can do something great with my life — I was always moving house, I’ve been in foster care, the only family I had was my two brothers, but now I can be a leader and do some good at the school.”

For Bili, her head girl role is about listening to the concerns of her peers and being a voice for them to create positive change.

She said it felt “awesome” to have the support of her peers and cohort and she would not let them down.

“A main thing I want to introduce is a common area for Year 12 students,” she said.

“I also want to see girls’ school shorts changed — they aren’t designed for girls and are very uncomfortable, and a reason behind why some won’t wear their uniform.”

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