Elodie’s working towards a better future for all
ELODIE MURRAY is completing her HSC at Emmanuel Anglican College where she is the student leader in the SRC.
Before the HSC was a major part of her life, she was involved in activities to better the community.
She volunteered at Vinnie's Ballina store, mainly helping her grandmother with tasks in store, including talking with members of the community.
As school SRC leader, Elodie was able to suggest and be an active part of fundraising for particular causes.
"That included a mufti day to help the Brisbane Mater Children's Hospital," Elodie said, "We've also fundraised for Diabetes Australia and supported Anglicare."
"Something anyone can do is sponsor a child through World Vision, as we do.
"I'm entering the Relay for Life this year because my grandmother is a survivor and her sister died from breast cancer and I'll support Daffodil Day again.
"At last year's Women's Day function in Ballina, I listened to women talking about denied opportunities. It made me appreciate being today's young woman able to do what I want."
Elodie's an active fully-trained patrol member of the Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore Surf Club because "it's good to know how to properly resuscitate someone; CPR can be used anywhere".
The 17-year-old would like to take a gap year to work with disadvantaged people in Africa, helping to improve their lives.