In what had already been an incredible year of accomplishments for Broulee's Jaylah Hancock-Cameron the accolades weren't quite over. Capping off an award winning season the South Coast runner last week attended the Illawarra Turf Club Kembla Grange Combined High School's award ceremony / luncheon where she was the worthy recipient of the President's Award in Memory of Ray Truman for the Most Outstanding Representative in School Sport in Primary and Secondary School
Above: With Jaylah is Jessica Hull , Australia’s super star 1500m runner was happy to finally meet the young champion in the flesh, after following Jaylah’s progress on social media.
Above: The President's Award in Memory of Ray Truman for the Most Outstanding Representative in School Sport in Primary and Secondary School: Jaylah Hancock-Cameron, Moruya High School
The following day Jaylah attended the N.S.W State Blues Awards at ANZ Stadium Olympic Park resulting in another prestigious accolade and the first time she had attending the annual event. Walking into the Millennium Room, Jaylah said that the feeling that the room had was something special. Of 316,000 students in N.S.W. Combined High Schools, only 60 have been awarded a Blues award, delivered to the best of the best, the elite of the elite.
Jaylah was initially called up on stage (above) to receive her Blue Award, for Athletics with the screen behind displaying a list of her achievements.
Next came the announcement for the Betty Bowen Memorial Trophy for outstanding female representative. Jaylah Hancock-Cameron
With the final year of high school now over the record and fact keepers of the world's elite sportspeople will be able to report that Jaylah's incredible accomplishments have come from years of steady rise, that with dedication, training, incredible support and nurturing Jaylah made it to the very top in all she could achieve in school and youth athletics. A new era now begins.