LEADERSHIP: Warwick High school leaders Cody Skinner, Morgan Vellacott, Luisa Schramm and Megan Mullaly, pictured with principal Joy Craig, are proud of their important new roles.
LEADERSHIP: Warwick High school leaders Cody Skinner, Morgan Vellacott, Luisa Schramm and Megan Mullaly, pictured with principal Joy Craig, are proud of their important new roles. Sonja Koremans

A family's trio of school captains

A WARWICK student has delivered a hat trick for his proud family by becoming the third of three sons to be elected a school captain.

Morgan Vellacott has been named Warwick State High School captain completing the family's leadership trio.

"I'm the youngest of the Vellacotts and honoured to lead the school just as my brother Clayton did in 2015 and my brother Ben as vice-captain in 2013,” Morgan said.

"It's a huge honour knowing that I have continued a proud tradition in my family.”

Morgan said he hoped to instil a can-do attitude across all years and urged students to "step up and have a go” regardless of their academic or sporting prowess.

"Warwick State High school provides so many great opportunities for so many different situations,” he said.

"We can choose to waste these years and not embrace the opportunities, or we can strive to better ourselves, jump in with gusto to the academic, sporting, music, agricultural and community opportunities that are put before us.”

He plans to enhance the buddy system for young students to help them settle at high school.

Morgan, who along with his brothers, is a musician hoped to study audio engineering after school.

Fellow school captain Luisa Schramm said she wanted the role for as long as she can remember and encouraged all students to think they too were school captains.

"Regardless of positions and badges, we are all leaders at the school,” she said. "Get involved, join committees and have a say, be involved in teams that represent our school and make an effort to be here.”

Luisa said she hoped to study at the Australian Defence Force Academy after school.

Vice-captains Megan Mullaly and Cody Skinner will work alongside Morgan and Luisa.



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