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Constitutional Convention 2014

On Friday 14 February five grade 12 students from Mackay State High School joined with high school students from across the region to attend the Constitutional Convention at the MECC.  This year’s topic, ‘A Bill of Rights for Australia, constitutional, statutory or not at all’ was most interesting. Participants got to hear from a range of high profile guest speakers, including practicing legal experts and respected civic leaders. I am pleased to report that our young people didn’t pass up the opportunity to actively engage, question, debate and have their voices heard. Kobi-Lee Ramsamy was our schools speaker in the speeches round and put forward an excellent, articulate case in favour. If the calibre of the young men and women who represented Mackay State High School is any gauge, then we can be assured that the future of our democratic institutions is in good hands. As a community we can share in the pride of the fact that our students conducted themselves in an exemplary manner, were a credit to the school, their community and to young people in general.