Reluctant pair now happy to lead the way
Being the top leader and representative voice for your peers is a prestigious honour for Year 12s, but it’s an opportunity that almost slipped by for two local students.
Broome Senior High School’s Sinclair Musiyiwa and Damar Isherwood were voted into the role of head boy and girl for 2019, but both had their doubts about even applying for the leadership duty.
In the lead-up to nominations and student voting, Sinclair, 16, had a number of ideas he wanted to share with candidates but never pictured himself running for the position.
“I originally was never going to put my hand up, my plan was just to share my ideas with those I already knew were going for head boy,” he said.
“Then I thought I would go for it just so I could make a speech with different ideas that could influence the winner. But then I was picked and I could not believe it.”
Much like Sinclair, Damar, 17, never really saw herself as the leader of her year level.
“I told people in my speech, ‘I’m not a straight-A student, I’m not always on time for everything, but if they want somebody who is confident and not afraid to stand up then I’m their choice’,” she said.
“I had doubts about running for head girl, but my teachers convinced me to go for it and I’m glad I did.”
The duo hope to implement changes around the campus to make a difference in their final year of schooling.
Sinclair said he aimed to introduce a morning food preparation program to get more students to school on time and provide experience for those studying hospitality, as well as utilise more technology.
Damar said her goals were centred around being approachable as issues arose. “I want people’s voices to be heard and I want to be a role model,” she said.
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