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City sees it can call on Hayden

Friday, 25th March, 2011

HONOUR: Local student Hayden Zammit with a few copies of the new phone book. HONOUR: Local student Hayden Zammit with a few copies of the new phone book.

Student leader and prolific fundraiser, Hayden Zammit, is the latest local to grace the front cover of Broken Hill's phone book.

The theme for the 2011/2012 Yellow and White Pages cover is: "Australians Creating a Better Future", which recognises people who have made a positive contribution to their community through projects or initiatives.

Hayden has raised many thousands of dollars for cancer support groups and other charities and last year represented Australia at the Global Leadership Conference in Washington DC.

He also represented Willyama High School at the Environmental Sustainability Conference in Sydney in 2009.

Upon his return he helped transform his school's recycling practices which led to a big increase in bottle and aluminium recycling rates and an overall greater awareness of the environment.

As a former president of Willyama's student representative council, Hayden has organised various fundraisers for several charities, and has received several awards including the 2009 Young Citizen of the Year.

"I think it is really important for all of us to do everything we can for a more sustainable future," Hayden said.

"I couldn't have succeeded without the support and input of my friends and family.

"They are my inspiration to help the local community."

Hayden is now applying the experience he gained at the Washington conference to help develop new strategies that deal with social problems like underage drinking.

Smith is the most common surname in the latest phone book, which is currently being distributed throughout the city, followed by Williams, Jones, Brown and Thomas.

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