​Sam Clarke wins ‘National Youth Health Award’


Knox Year 12 student Sam Clarke has been announced at the winner of the National Youth Health Award 2015.

Sam received his award from Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training, at a special award ceremony at Brisbane City Hall on 16 April.

Sam’s award citation reads:
Samuel is an inspiring young man. By age 15, he had been diagnosed with and subsequently beaten cancer twice. Despite these tragic circumstances, Samuel now seeks to utilise his experiences in order to aid the physical and mental health of others. He was selected as a Youth Ambassador for R U OK? and is committed to reducing suicide rates for young people. He does this through encouraging young Australians to support each other, in order to break stigmas associated with mental illness.