Burdekin Shire Youth Council elect new Mayor

The Burdekin Shire Youth Council has voted on who will lead them for the next 12 months and announced Home Hill State High School Year 11 student Tayla McKaig as the new Youth Mayor.

Deputy Mayor is Ayr State High School Year 12 student Brytni Pearson and Secretary is Burdekin Catholic High School Year 12 student Danae Pilla.

During her candidacy speech Tayla told the 15 attending members that she had learned a lot from previous Youth Mayors.

“This is my third year with the BSYC and I have learned a lot from Reece D’Alessandro and Cassandra Loizou,” she said.

Youth Council coordinator Tammy Quagliata said the team had a busy few months ahead of them.

“There are a number of events that the Youth Council will be a part of this year including Youth Week and our premier youth event the Under 18 Dance Party and Dance Workshops,” she said.

“It’s great to see so many turn up to play their part in organising these activities for our youth. The line-up of events this year is really exciting, especially our Dance Party.”

Mrs Quagliata urged dancers of all ages and abilities to register for the workshops.

“We have E-Man from Justice Crew hosting the dance workshops and there are limited positions so I would recommend getting your registrations in early to secure a place,” she said. “There are four workshops – under 8s, beginners, intermediate and advanced – and it costs just $10 for you to learn from one of Australia’s best dancers.”

For more information about the Burdekin Shire Youth Council or the Under 18 Dance Party and Workshops, please contact Council on 4783 9800. Registrations can be made at Council’s Customer Service Centre or online at www.burdekintheatre.com.au

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