A STUDENT from St Leo’s College at the University of Queensland has been picked to attend the National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra next month.
Mark Quick from Coolangatta is a third year science student living on campus at St Leo’s College, St Lucia.
He was chosen to attend the forum because of his spiritual commitments, his good academic record and his experience with St Leo’s charitable works program.
St Leo’s dean of students, John McCaffery, said the leadership forum has a strong spiritual aspect to it and Mark is a committed Catholic with excellent values.
‘He has been heavily involved with our charity work this year and he’s quite a gifted student academically,’ he said.
The National Youth Leadership Forum is a three-day event on faith and values, that began in 1997 to inspire and equip young people to become leaders who make a difference.
Mark is one of 220 students who will attend the forum to discuss questions such as the importance of developing inner strength and personal character and why faith and values are important foundations to effective leadership?
The 20 year-old said he was thrilled to be chosen and hoped he would learn from the experience.
‘I’m pretty strong in my faith and I have some specific views on leadership, so I’m really looking forward to it,’ he said.
Mark, who is studying biomedical science and psychology, said he hopes to go on to study medicine and eventually specialise in paediatrics.
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