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Flying high

Saturday, 4th May, 2019

Broken Hill High School student Maggie Tavian. PICTURE: Emily McInerney Broken Hill High School student Maggie Tavian. PICTURE: Emily McInerney

Broken Hill High School student Maggie Tavian will be jetting off to the US in a few months for a Global Young Leaders Conference.

The Year 11 student will go to Washington and New York for 10 days in July.

The conference incorporates leadership skills and allows students to gain different perspectives from peers from around the world.

Maggie wants to expand her horizons by exploring cultural differences, gaining exposure to the challenges of diplomacy as part of her passion for international affairs.

She said she was looking forward to representing Australia at the conference.

“I will get to learn about leadership, along with representatives from 150 different countries,” Maggie said.

Head teacher Erin Connors has been helping to arrange the trip for Maggie.

“We’re trying to encourage leadership and when the opportunity came up we tabled it.

“A number of teachers nominated students and Maggie was successful.”

But a trip this big is very expensive.

“If people would like to make a donation or donate something for the raffles, they can come to the school office,” Maggie said.

“We are looking at doing some cake stalls, but are just organising them.

“There is a pie drive and a money square board going around town.”

Maggie said she was excited about the big trip.

“I think I will be going over by myself, a family member might come with me.

“It’s a big thing. We will have some days in Washington before and days in New York after the conference to see some tourist attractions.

“I’m looking forward to seeing all the attractions and taking part in the conference.”

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