Students from nine high schools in The Hills will test their creative and leadership capabilities through the 2014 Max Potential program.
Run by Castle Hill RSL for the past six years, the program offers 20 weeks of personal development coaching to young people to help them maximise their potential in their final school years and beyond.
Max Potential asks community, business, industry, school and church leaders to coach the students and give them life and employment skills.
Event Cinemas Castle Hill general manager Frank Urizar said the program engaged, challenged and empowered students.
‘‘The goal of quality coaching goes hand in hand with the goal of good management and the skills learnt along the way can be applied to all aspects of life,’’ he said.
Hills mayor Michelle Byrne said she looked forward to seeing the achievements of the students involved.
“Council is only too happy to support such a highly regarded program which helps young residents achieve their goals and unlock their potential,’’ she said.
This year’s participants are:
Dalia Al Haj Qasem, Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School
Branden Dorahy, Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School
Grace Murdoch, Kellyville High School
Geoff Bracken, Kellyville High School
Georgia Bennetts, Model Farms High School
Kar Lei Young, Model Farms High School
Grace Barclay, Rouse Hill Anglican College
Benjamin Razey, Rouse Hill Anglican College
Emily Redknap, Northholm Grammar
Katie Bowman, Northholm Grammar
Nick Luca-Hancock, Northholm Grammar
Ella Tessarolo, Marian College
Joanna Thomson, Marian College
Michelle Acheson, The Hills Grammar School
Laura Mclnnes, Castle Hill High School
Vanii Pillay, Crestwood High School
Brandon Lau, Crestwood High School
Arjun Sekhar, Crestwood High School