by Sam Flanagan
DALBY State School student Mitchell Sternes has been recognised for his kindness, having been nominated for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award.
DSS principal Mona Anau was proud of Mitchell's nomination, saying he continually gave back to the town.
"Mitchell does lots of things around the community like Relay for Life, the Mother's Day Run and Jump Rope for Heart,” Ms Anau said.
"He is also part of the Western Downs Winds band who play lots of local shows.”
Mitchell said he was honoured to be nominated for the award and detailed the extra-curricular activities he also undertakes at school.
"I read with the other kids, I help out with the 12Steps to Fitness program nurturing the younger children and I'm proactive around anti-bullying,” Mitchell said.
The school captain said he had been a leader his whole life and believed leadership was built on three qualities.
"Leadership to me is respecting everyone, leading by example and looking out for others at all times,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell will travel to Brisbane on October 30 for the presentation ceremony.
The ceremony is being held at the Premier's Hall in Parliament House.
If Mitchell wins the award, he will be up for the national Humanity Award.