Introducing our 2021 College Captains

All four of our new College Captains are excited about the opportunities they have to serve and to empower other students as they begin their captaincy roles for 2021.

Introducing Jasmine Talakovski, Jorja Rogers, Mackenzie Stewart and Daniel Evans who have all displayed the characteristics we value in our students over the many years they have attended Cedars. They have each served in a number of different roles within the College and have represented Cedars with dignity in the community.

Our Chaplain, Carol Ramsey asked our newly appointed Captains some questions about themselves so we can get to know them a bit better.   They each chose a characteristic of a Cedars student to highlight in their recent interview and we have selected a portion of their speech to feature in this article.

Jasmine Talakovski

How long have you been at Cedars?

“I have been at Cedars since Prep.”

What do you like most about Cedars?

“Having such a loving, supportive, and encouraging cohort. Cedars is like a family, something I’m proud to be part of.”

What do you hope to achieve as a Captain?

“To enable all students to succeed in whatever they strive for and be a supportive and encouraging role model for others.”

Resilience

“Resilience can positively impact and better a person. It has the ability to transform and bring purpose to the new journey that life is leading us on. Through my personal journey, resilience has brought me a long way. It has helped me to identify who I am as a person and how I have the ability to overcome the barriers I am faced with. It is important that everyone can identify that they have the power to build this within themselves and create change, not only to their lives, but others. Being resilient is not an easy journey, but it is an important journey that is constantly been supported and guided by the college staff and students.”  Jasmine

Daniel Evans

How long have you been at Cedars?

“I have been at Cedars since Prep.”

What do you like most about Cedars?

“The culture at Cedars is amazing, we often take it for granted how involved all the different year groups and teachers are in events.”

What do you hope to achieve as a Captain?

“To encourage a positive and supportive environment between year groups.”

Humility

“To me, humility means to hold people with admiration and put them above yourself. I would like to be a student that is able to encourage and help other students moving through the College. To set an example, grow awareness of others and continue to serve in all areas, both unseen and recognised.”  – Daniel

Jorja Rogers

How long have you been at Cedars?

“I have been at Cedars since Prep.”

What do you like most about Cedars?

“The atmosphere and the relationships we can build with our teachers is incredible.”

What do you hope to achieve as a Captain?

“I hope to carry on the amazing work that the past Captains have made and to create our own legacy.”

Self-discipline

“I consider self-discipline the key to success. With all the trials I have faced in my life the one quote that has always been in my mind is ‘success is on the other side of fear”. Without working on myself and acknowledging when I need to improve something, I would not be the best version of myself or have even gone for this role of a leader for our college. I have created positive habits and focused on what is important to me, which has all sprouted from having self-discipline.”

Mackenzie Stewart

How long have you been at Cedars?

“I have been at Cedars for 6 years.”

What do you like most about Cedars?

“The best thing about Cedars is its community filled culture. The way we are able to come together as one no matter the circumstances.”

What do you hope to achieve as a Captain?

“I am hoping to be a positive role model and help build upon the legacy of community ensuring everyone feels not only accepted but encouraged.”

Compassion

“Having thought about the list of qualities presented, I have chosen the quality of compassion. As a student at Cedars Christian College, I have felt my happiest, and accepted, and nurtured as my friends and teachers have shown compassion to myself. While all the other qualities are admirable, I feel like being compassionate towards others is one of the greatest gifts we could offer another person.”