Emily Pennington

E.penningtonEmily is a year 9 student attending Bendigo South East College. She has lived in Bendigo since the age of 4, and lived in Adelaide the years prior. 


Despite her young age of 14, Emily is keen to make change amongst her fellow peers and youth in the Greater Bendigo region. 


Emily’s love of leadership begun at 9 years old while attending Strathfieldsaye Primary School, and has been heavily involved in leadership ever since. She is a member of her schools SRC team, and is going to be playing netball for South Bendigo in 2021. 


Emily joined the Bendigo Youth Council to be a voice for students at her school, and to be an advocate for youth mental health, which is rapidly worsening due to the coronavirus pandemic. She would love to see more young people being educated on mental health, so we will have a much healthier and happier community.