LEETON High School student Maria Tynan's active interest in social issues will lead her to State Parliament next month.
Maria has been successful in her bid to represent Leeton High and her electorate in the NSW YMCA Youth Parliament.
The event runs over five days in Sydney where Maria will act as the Shadow Minister for the Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Committee, which is a portfolio she has always displayed great passion.
The event will allow her to debate the bills tendered in the NSW Parliament.
Department of Education executive director Lisa Alonso said the event would assist in important decision-making.
"By inviting our students to share their perspectives, experiences and solutions, they can actively influence our decision-making and help shape our system to be the best education in Australia," she said.
"This partnership in learning and action helps build a better education system."
Part of the week will also involve creative and cultural advocacy and leadership workshops with industry and education experts.
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