Local Knox Gardens Primary student Charmaine Chin has been one of the first to receive an Aston Shield for 2012, recognised for displaying outstanding school citizenship and being a role model for others.
Over the next few weeks Alan Tudge MP, Federal Member for Aston, will be presenting the award to schools across Knox at end of year assemblies and presentation evenings, with 37 in total being handed out to outstanding students who are role models for the rest of their class.
The award is named in honour of Tilly Aston, an inspiring woman who worked tirelessly for the rights of blind people. The Federal Electorate of Aston, which covers most of Knox, is also named after Ms Aston.
Mr Tudge said it was a pleasure to award the shield and honour an outstanding local student.
“Congratulations to Charmaine on what is a very deserving recognition of achievement, excellent attitude and a positive contribution to the school community over a number of years.”
“The Aston Shield recognises and encourages the important qualities of being a good citizen and role model to other students.”
“I look forward to continuing to present Aston Shields across Knox schools and awarding some very deserving students,” Mr Tudge said.