Last year when Xanthe Lowe-Brown was announced as one of the 2018 school captains, she was following in her mother’s footsteps an as ambassador for the school.

Xanthe’s mother Penny, a St Margaret’s Old Girl, held the leadership positions of Prefect, House Captain, Debating and Rhythmic Gymnastics Captain in her senior year. “My mother is such an inspirational role model and I feel proud to continue the family tradition in my role this year and hope to one day have a daughter that will be able to attend St Margaret’s too,” said Xanthe. Xanthe’s leadership roles include School Captain, Prefect and Lifesaving Captain, with the 2018 St Margaret’s Lifesaving team just having brought home the Queensland Secondary Schools Lifesaving Championships Sheena Dyason Shield for Champion School – Female for the 20th consecutive year.

Xanthe said that engaging in extracurricular activities had provided her with the opportunity to interact with girls from different year levels, take risks and work as a team. “I have participated in several sports including swimming, lifesaving, tennis, cross country, softball and badminton and have been involved in numerous music ensembles playing both acoustic and electric guitars, as well as singing. But to give to others through service and community work is what I find truly rewarding,” said Xanthe. It’s no surprise then that Xanthe wants to combine her love of music and caring for others, to pursue a career as a paediatric neurologic music therapist. Xanthe has also found the time to amass a fine academic record that has included Speech Night Honours Prizes for every year of her secondary schooling.

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