|Friends' pupil Kerry Logan being presented with the prestigious Youth Leadership Development Award. Included is Anne Roulston, president of the Rotary Club of Lagan Valley.||At the final of the Rotary Youth Leadership Development Competition which was held at Lagan Valiey Island are (l-r) John Montgomery, David Browne, Dale Carson, Rosie McCollum, President of the Lisburn club John Mcllroy, the Mayor Councillor Allan Ewart, President of the Lagan Valley club Anne Roulston and candidates Chloe Harris and Luke Williams. US4709-355DW|
KERRY Logan, a Year 14 pupil from Friends' School, has won Rotary Ireland's prestigious Youth Leadership Development Competition and will be heading to Strasbourg to see how the European Parliament works.
The competition was open to young people aged 15 and above and involved the completion of an application form followed by an interview in school. The interview included an opportunity to discuss her own leadership skills and experience as well as to answer questions about Rotary and the European Union.
After successfully winning the round in school Kerry moved on to the club final in the Island Centre. This involved a further interview for young people from the Lisburn area and Kerry was selected as the winner to represent the Rotary Club of Lagan Valley in the final in Monaghan which involved successful pupils from schools across the north of Ireland.
The prize for her success is participation in a week long Leadership Development Programme which will include a day at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Kerry is a Senior Prefect in school and a house music coordinator. In addition to these roles she is active in the school choir, orchestra and Duke o f Edinburgh's Award Scheme while outside school she is engaged in voluntary work and speech and drama. She is the third pupil from Friends' to have won this award in recent years with Ciar McAndrew and Alexander Redpath having been successful participants in recent years.