Up to 200 people attended a function at the Grace Millsom Centre on Wednesday to recognise Goulburn and district school leaders.
Mayor Bob Kirk said the council had been holding the reception for the past five years as a way of recognising the students' community contribution.
Sixty-four students received certificates of appreciation from the council and a representative of Goulburn MP Wendy Tuckerman's office.
Outgoing captains and vice-captains of primary schools, and incoming captains and vice-captains from secondary schools were all included in the ceremony. Principals and the students' parents also attended.
Cr Kirk said the reception was a nice opportunity to recognise the young leaders within our community.
"Taking on a leadership role within these schools is no small feat, and the reception provides a chance for us as a council to connect with our schools.
"It's great to see the young leaders in our community are doing such a good job, and I am confident our future is in safe hands!"
He told The Post it was also a way of encouraging the youngsters to take a leadership role in the future.
Cr Carol James also promoted the Ignite Youth Forum following the presentations. This forum will be held tonight, Friday November 29 in the Council Chambers from 6:30pm.
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Mayor Bob Kirk and general manager Warwick Bennett will be guest speakers and will answer questions from the youth.
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