St Michael’s students win prestigious NAIDOC award

PRESTIGIOUS WIN: St Michael's Summa-Lee with her medal, presented by Dylan Williams, Melissa Wiya and Larry Whipper. Photo: Madeline Crittenden.

PRESTIGIOUS WIN: St Michael's Summa-Lee with her medal, presented by Dylan Williams, Melissa Wiya and Larry Whipper. Photo: Madeline Crittenden.

At just six-years-old, Summa-Lee’s artistic talents have been recognised by the Prime Minister’s office. 

The St Michael’s Catholic Primary School student entered a colouring competition during the NAIDOC week celebrations, which was open to all primary school students. 

Summa-Lee’s work stood out among the 77,000 entries and she was awarded a special NAIDOC Medal of Excellence for her efforts. 

The medal, presented by Dylan William, representing NAIDOC and the Prime Minister’s office, was one of only 40 to be handed out across the country. 

“It is a fantastic achievement not just for [Summa-Lee] but the whole of the Wingecarribee area,” Mr Williams said. 

Summa-Lee’s win marked the Wingecarribee Shire’s fourth consecutive victory. 

“To pick a winner from your community for the past four years is a really great achievement,” Mr Williams said. 

The kindergarten student was presented with her medal by Mr Williams Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer, Melissa Wiya and councillor Larry Whipper.