Junior Lord Mayor

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Joel Crothers, St Mark’s School, Dingley.24 August 2021

Students from Catholic schools in Melbourne are once again in the running to be named Melbourne’s Junior Lord Mayor.

Of the five finalists this year, four are from Catholic schools:

The finalists will go before the judging panel on Melbourne Day, 30 August. The panel, including Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp along with various media, civic and business leaders, will decide which young person will take the reins as Junior Lord Mayor, receiving the ceremonial robes and participating in a number of functions over the next 12 months, including marching in the annual Moomba Parade.

The community at St Mark’s School is getting behind finalist Joel. ‘This is a wonderful leadership opportunity for Joel, and a great example to all of our students and aspiring leaders’, said Principal Debbie Darvell. ‘Joel has shown a strong interest in community leadership for some time and he has a passion to use his voice to advocate for a better environment for all.’

Previous Junior Lord Mayors from Catholic schools include Chloe Amalfi (2018) from Genazzano FCJ College, Sienna Koop (2017) and Mason Dwyer (2016) from St Louis de Montfort’s School, Aspendale, Claire McDaniel (2015) from Loreto Mandeville Hall, and Ebony Chiazor (2014) and Abigail Dinan (2013) from Stella Maris Catholic Primary School, Point Cook.