Before they disappear into celebration mode tomorrow after graduation, we caught up with 2015s CSHS leaders to reflect on the year, and talk about what they’re planning on doing next year.
Charleville Plus More: Ok guys, so how’s the year been?
Elise Gordon: It’s been pretty full on. We’ve had lots of added responsibilities and also with our school work, juggling everything, it’s been a pretty good year altogether. I’ve had a lot of fun.
Sam Scott: Its been pretty cruisey, well as long as I’ve had Elise to keep me organised and keep reminding me of things. It’s been a lot of fun, meeting a lot of people and trying to balance it all has been a bit interesting!
Charleville Plus More: What did you guys bring to the table for 2015?
Sam: Where do we start!
Elise: I think we’ve probably attended a lot more events then the past school captains have so we’ve made a lot more community appearances. We’ve met so many new people, we’ve just been more out there as captains.
Charleville Plus More: What skills have you guys learnt this year, that will help you next year?
Sam: Public Speaking…
Elise: That’s the major one, public speaking and being able to think on your feet and come up with something
Sam: And handling reporters, they’re a tough one. No seriously though, time management is a big one. Well Elise has had to handle both of our time management
Elise: I organise Sam pretty much, I organise myself and then I organise him.
Charleville Plus More: And what’s plans for next year guys?
Elise: Well I’m just staying in Charleville for a GAP year, working for a while and then I’ll head to University. I’ll be doing vet technology and vet nursing, and I’ll probably do that at UQ Gatton and UQ St Lucia.
Sam: I’m moving to Melbourne. That it. That’s my plan. Why not? There is a few of us moving down there. I’ll probably get a job in a bar or cafe now that we’re baristas.
Charleville Plus More: And finally, any tips for next years leaders?
Sam: Don’t take anyone or anything too seriously. If you screw up, just deal with it, have a laugh. You’re going to screw up, it’s inevitable
Elise: It’s not the end of the world. And you’ll get over the fear of public speaking – because you do it so often.
2015 Vice Captains Bayden Clarke and Tyler Jukes
Charleville Plus More: How has your year been as CSHS vice captains?
Tyler: It’s been good. I have got to step out of my comfort zone, speak in front of the school and represent the school in a positive way.
Bayden: It’s been excellent, we’ve got to really expand our horizons, experience new things. We got to go to the Anzac Day, Remembrance Day, NAIDOC march and things like that. We got to represent the school in a positive way.
Charleville Plus More: What are you doing next year?
Tyler: I’m taking a GAP year and I’m completing my traineeship at the RFDS
Bayden: Well I do want to join the military.
Charleville Plus More: And has being a vice captain been a positive experience?
Tyler: It’s definitely helped me with confidence, just getting out of that comfort zone and being able to actually speak in front of large groups of people
Bayden: It’s been really good, because I want to join the military when I’m older so being able to lead people confidently and talk in front of crowds has really helped me out for the future.
Big congratulations go to you guys, and thanks for being great leaders of CSHS. We look forward to hearing of all your future achievements.