Rotary Club of Northbridge was proud to once again be involved with sponsoring two incredible local Northbridge youths for the 2017 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards which took place in January.
The two RYLA candidates Lora Chen and Niamh Lennon proved to be excellent choices for the RYLA program.
Both were appreciative of the numerous speakers who inspired them, and described the various challenges they encountered during the camp which took them out of their comfort zones.  The lessons were challenging, offering new ways to view leadership; they both expressed a desire not to forget those lessons and endeavour to apply them to their everyday life. 

Lora Chen is attending the University of Sydney for Bachelor of International and Global Studies/Bachelor of Laws, and has a role as a mentor to first years students.
Lora is also a Co-Leader of Artarmon Junior Girl Guides and is in the process of obtaining formal leadership qualifications for Girl Guides Australia. Lora is also the 2015-16 President of Sydney Uni Red Cross Society.
Niamh Lennon is taking her Bachelor of Animal Science at Charles Sturt University and is pursuing her passion for working with animals.
Niamh is a keen equestrian and was Captain of “Forest Hills Pony Club” Mounted Games team at the NSW Championships in 2015-16 with the team winning overall state champions; Niamh also is a volunteer instructor at the club.
Niamh belongs to the Pony Club of NSW, NSW Young Farmers and the Equine Students Association at Charles Sturt.
Our two RYLA candidates, Lora Chen and Niamh Lennon have returned from the 7-day leadership camp having both enjoyed the opportunity and the fellow RYLArians they met and continue to meet with.