Jordan awarded for community commitment

A 2017 Ballajura Community College graduate has been recognised as a local hero at the recent City of Swan Community Citizen of the Year Awards.

Jordan Campos was awarded Community Citizen of the Year – Youth for his outstanding service to the local community.

Mrs Dickman, Deputy Principal said the College was very proud of Jordan, who is a volunteer first aid worker with St. John Ambulance.

“Jordan loves to get involved and help others,” she said. “He made a great contribution to the College as a member of the BCC Police Rangers for six years and was the College Yearbook editor for two years.

“He was Ranger Sergeant in 2017 and his involvement with the Rangers led to a range of activities with the RSL Ballajura and Rotary Club.”

Jordan said he was excited and surprised to have received the award.

“I was shaking when the certificate was presented to me,” Jordan said. “I think it is great that the City of Swan recognises youth who are actively contributing to the community.”

Jordan said that his time as a Police Ranger taught him discipline and helped him to work out what he wanted to do after College.

“School based programs such as the Police Rangers help to engage youth in community activities,” he said.

“As Ranger Sergeant I took part in the College ANZAC service as well as the Dawn Service with the RSL. It was an honour to raise the flag at these occasions and lead the unit.

“I also helped with the Rotary Community Fair and Quiz Night. Through a Rotary program I had the opportunity to travel to Cambodia last year, where I helped build a school and houses for the local community. We also started a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.”

Jordan is now working towards becoming a paramedic, a job where he can continue to contribute to the community and help others.