Olivia Hargroder, a passionate Year 12 Student from Southern Cross Catholic College in Scarborough, Queensland, made her public speaking debut at the United Nation's 12th World Down Syndrome Day Conference in New York, on Monday 20 March.
A member of the Down Syndrome Association of Queensland, Olivia aims to encourage the global community to deliver better services for people like her.
She recently finished an Open University Course on Child Development and is focused on advocating all children with Down syndrome are shown the same hope and access to the same opportunities as other children.
Olivia's very passionate about what she believes in and in what she does, and that's obviously very inspirational," said Southern Cross School Captain, Lachie Stewart.
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