McDonald's restaurant owner Tony Ward and 2014 Kids of Spirit winner Katie-Jayne Morgan.
McDonald's restaurant owner Tony Ward and 2014 Kids of Spirit winner Katie-Jayne Morgan. Allen Winter

Katie’s got true spirit, dreams of helping

KATIE-JAYNE Morgan has her life mapped out in front of her.

This year's McDonald's/Observer Kid of Spirit plans to become a policewoman, because she wants to make a difference. It's an aspiration she's had since Year 8.

Speaking at Saturday's awards ceremony, 16-year-old Katie-Jayne, a Year 12 student at Toolooa State High School said her grand plan is to pick up a full time job next year to gain some life experience and then join the ranks of the Queensland Police Force.

"If find the police is a great opportunity to be able to help people," she said.

"Some people say it's confronting and scary, but I believe is presents an amazing opportunity for me."

Katie-Jayne is president of her school's Interact Club and she's also a member of the Gladstone regional Council's Youth Council.

And, she is also an active competitor in touch football and netball.

Add to that that she is a blood bank ambassador and takes vocal and guitar lessons, and Katie-Jane emerges as an accomplished all-rounder. Born in Toowoomba, she has lived in Gladstone with her family for 12 years.

Kids of Spirit finalists this year were Mateo Bajzek, Delaney Burke, Ben Dempsey, Jack Ireland, Izabeya Jones, Mitchell Luders, Katie-Jayne Morgan, Leighton Peever, Brad Read and Daniel Spencer.



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