Year 12 student at The Scots College Nicholas de Bres was recognised for his longstanding commitment to a broad range of areas within the local community by being awarded the John Lincoln Youth Community Service Award from the Order of Australia Association.
Nicholas has selflessly provided exceptional service to the local community in a broad range of areas. These include: fundraising for and volunteering with children with disabilities at the Holdsworth Community Centre; initiating and organising a Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum for local school students; managing fundraising and event planning for The REELise Film Festival Youth Council – an annual local community event designed to reduce cyber-bullying amongst young people; as Principal Trombonist of the Waverley-Bondi Brass Community Band; and participating in the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Nicholas has volunteered at the Holdsworth Community Centre every Tuesday afternoon for four years, working as a mentor for primary and secondary school children with disabilities, as well as being Youth Team Leader on three overnight camps. To help fund these activities he has participated in multiple ‘Give-Ability days, raising over $26,000 and assisting in organising Comedy for a Cause events here at Scots, each raising over $5,000 for the Holdsworth Community Centre.
In recognition of these commitments he was previously awarded Woollahra Young Citizen of the Year 2015.