Excellence rewarded

• Danielle Viti the School Relationship Office from IVET presented excellence award to Chernay.

Chernay Lello’s selfless work as a Certificate II Community Services student has been recognised with a national award. She was chosen among nominees from all over Australia as a winner of an IVET 2021 Excellence Award.

Teacher Christine Menner said Chernay always prioritised her work in class and displayed great planning and organisational skills to finish the course early. However it was Chernay’s willingness to help others, including her teacher, that made her really stand out. When she sees someone struggling in class Chernay will purposefully seek to help. “With how the world can be at times, I believe that any act of services or kindness is an important step back towards unity and being of service to others comes naturally to me,” she said. “It aligns with my personal values.”

“It has been an honour to teach Chernay and to see the respect she has gained from her peers,” Christine said. “She will be an asset to any role in the community services sector.”

A future in community services seems assured for Chernay who also won the ADF Future Innovators Award at the Year 12 Valedictory.

“I love helping others and I am excited to make community service a cornerstone of my life,” Chernay said.