Meet Our SLC: Media Captain and Eco-Justice Captain

This week we introduce you to Zoe, our Media Captain and Brooke, our Eco-Justice Captain. 

Media Captain: Zoe Bolden

Why did you apply for a leadership position? 

I never expected to apply for this position, however after spending a year in the AIT class and as a part of the media team, I learnt so much and was able to see the value in being a leader. I applied for the position to continue to learn and play a role in media activities at school.

What do you hope to achieve in your new leadership role?

I hope to encourage more involvement in the media groups and to grow them. I want to work towards a sense of community within all classes and co-curricular activities. 

What experience do you bring to this role?

I have been in the media classes since I came to the school in Year 8 and this past year, I was a part of the media team. In this team, I was able to create videos of year group memories and learn more about how to create different types of presentations.

Who is a leader that you admire? Why?

I admire Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube. She was one of the first employees of Google, starting as the search engine firm’s first marketing manager and later heading all marketing and commerce. As YouTube’s CEO, she works to shape the digital landscape, as well as advocating for women to come into this currently male-dominated field. She believes that diversity in the workplace is a priority and voices it to all. I hope to learn from her twenty years in the technology field and embody her qualities of integrity and communication.

Eco-Justice Captain: Brooke Murphy

Why did you apply for this leadership position?

The main reason I applied is I wanted to make an impact on the school and create change. I think that especially in contemporary times the environment is becoming increasingly important and even the smallest acts can make a huge difference. I really hope that with this role I can spread more awareness about the environment and implement more sustainable options throughout the school

What do you hope to achieve in your new leadership role?

I hope to create change in the school and get more students on board. It would be an absolute dream to be a part of a big movement in the school that is associated with justice or the environment. I believe we were all put on this earth for a reason, and I want to do all I can to make it a better place even if it is just in our school community. Eco-Captain also focuses on the Indigenous community, and I really want to help the co-curricular YARN move forward which teaches students about Indigenous culture, and hopefully, this leads to the Punmu tour going forward in 2022. 

What experience do you bring to the role?

Throughout my time at Santa Maria, I have been involved in many service co-curricular activities, where I have learnt the importance of giving. I have also been part of the Eco Sisters and YARN. Outside of school, I am very passionate about caring for the environment and conservation programs. I love learning about our natural wildlife and its beauty through trying new things such as swimming with whale sharks or climbing Bluff Knoll. I am also extremely open-minded and eager to learn especially about Indigenous Australian culture and the environment, and I hope to encourage other girls to be like that too. 

Who is a leader that inspires you and why?

My older sister Ava is a big inspiration to me as she is the most kind-natured and optimistic person I know. She inspires me daily to be the best version of myself and to remain calm and positive even in stressful situations. She was also the Eco-Captain in 2020. She did a brilliant job and made a massive impact on the school.

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