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24 November, 2023

Nicholas’s passion for community recognised with citizenship award

A LOCAL community-minded graduate attended Parliament House in Brisbane recently to receive a prestigious Order of Australia Association Citizenship award for his ongoing passion inside and outside school.

Nicholas’s passion for community recognised with citizenship award - feature photo

Nicholas Brammer has been described by the staff at St Stephen’s Catholic College as a “person who shines and is one who has a certain confidence that inspires others”. 

Throughout his high school life, Nicholas has been willing to lend a hand on all activities hosted by the school, engaged as a student voice, was a passionate member of the Australian Air Force Cadets 106 Squadron, where he taught drills and ceremonial activities, was a published poet, swam 16km in 20 days to raise money for the Starlight Children’s foundation and captained the school’s 2023 wheelbarrow race team. 

He also stepped up as a college captain in 2023 whilst studying hard to receive the highest ATAR score. 

“Leadership is something I think I do subconsciously, and I think it is a big part of citizenship,” Nicholas said. 

Nicholas found out he had been selected to go to Brisbane to receive the award during a physics class and was immediately overwhelmed with excitement. 

He said he had to make the difficult choice between attending his last St Stephen’s Day at the school and heading to Brisbane, and decided heading to Parliament House was the best choice. 

“I had never been to Parliament House before and had only been to Brisbane a handful of times, so everything was a new experience,” he said. 

“I am very grateful for the experience overall and happy to be recognised for the hard work I have put into everything I do, but at the same time, I don’t do it for the recognition.” 


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