Issue 3
Monday, 27 March 2017
Charles Darwin University
Jessie Spargo is set to make National Youth Week a resounding success
Jessie Spargo is set to make National Youth Week a resounding success

Duo ready to lead at National Youth Week

By Andrew Hall

The Northern Territory Government has nominated two of our students as co-ambassadors for Darwin, Palmerston and the Rural Area for National Youth Week, which starts on 31 March.

Master of Emergency and Disaster Management student Jessie Spargo and law student Mark Munnich have a history of high achievement at CDU.

“We played a part in the organising process and our job during the week is to get people excited and to promote the events and activities,” Jessie said.

“I was recently on a panel that was reviewing grant applications and, with Mark, participated in a number of speaking engagements as a prelude to Youth Week.”

In addition to her studies with the School of Health, Jessie works as a research assistant at the Menzies School of Health Research, is a librarian for the Darwin Symphony Orchestra – in which she plays the French horn – and has been nominated for young achiever awards. 

Mark has also been nominated for a number of awards that recognise excellence and achievement and, last year, represented the Northern Territory at an international youth conference in Canada.

“Anyone who is hosting or organising an event at National Youth Week can request an ambassador to attend, which we will be more than happy to do,” Mark said.

National Youth Week celebrates young people aged 12 to 25 and will run until 9 April.

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