Sunbury student Michelle Grover has been honoured as Hume’s 2018 Young Citizen of the Year for her various leadership roles in the community.

Michelle was a recipient of the award at a Hume council ceremony, held in Craigieburn on Australia Day.

Mayor Geoff Porter thanked the teenager for her community involvement and applauded “her great energy, hard work and dedication”.

“Fifteen-year-old Michelle has had a busy and active life for someone of such a young age,” Cr Porter said.

“She is extremely talented in many areas and a true role model for young people in Hume.”

Michelle has been a junior leader at Sunbury Wongurri Guides for four years, helping younger girls through the program.

The year 10 student told Star Weekly she was looking forward to being able to train to be an official Guide leader when she turns 18.

Michelle has also represented the guide group at events such as Anzac Day marches.

The Salesian College student has had leadership roles at school, including helping to run the school’s toy drive for children in need in 2015. She said she was looking forward to undertaking more fundraising and charity projects.

At the ceremony on Friday, January 25, more than 70 of Hume’s residents were also sworn in as Australian citizens.