Sienna is the new Junior Lord Mayor

JLM17_1Sienna Koop, 11, was declared the competition winner at a ceremony at Melbourne Town Hall on 24 August, 2017.

'I love everything about Melbourne, especially the culture, sights, people, events, activities, festivals and opportunities to get out there and live life to the full,' her Worship said.

Asked how she would improve Melbourne, she said: 'To provide opportunities for the people of Melbourne to have a say on how to make Melbourne even better than it already is.'

She was chosen by a panel of judges, including Acting Lord Mayor Arron Wood, Radio 3AW presenter Denis Walter, Channel Nine newsreader Peter Hitchener, 13 CABS' Head of Client Services Simon Purssey and Melbourne Day Committee chairman Campbell Walker.

It is back-to-back wins for St Louis de Montfort's, after the school's captain, Mason Dwyer, won the competition last year.

The competition, now in its fifth year – for students in grades five to seven – aims to educate Victorians about the city and its history. The Junior Lord Mayor gets to raise the flag on Melbourne Day, wins a class excursion to go sailing on the Enterprize, joins city councillors and Lord Mayor Robert Doyle on official and other fun duties during the year and more!

This article was originally published on the Melbourne Day website.