Honour Roll

Young Citizen of the Year Award - 2009

Jason Rushton

Jason Rushton is an extremely passionate and enthusiastic young person. Jason is currently studying Arts (Media and Communications) at the University of Sydney. He is also the President of Chatswood Rotaract, which is a Rotary sponsored youth service organisation based in the Chatswood area. Rotaract Chatswood is a non profit community organisation that services the local and international community by volunteering and organising humanitarian projects. Jason was the instrumental driving force behind getting Rotaract Chatswood off the ground and running and leads close to 25 young members. The aim of this organisation is to empower students and young professionals to create a positive change in the local community and around the world. Jason also volunteers at Lifeline as a telephone counsellor and was a camp leader with the Edmund Rice Camps. In 2003 he was the youngest ever winner in the National Australian Public Speaking Competition and now coaches public speaking at St Aloysius College Milsons Point. 

A passionate youth leader and volunteer, Jason truly cares about making an impact with in the community. He has a witty personality and is a remarkably inspirational person.