Tracey Lowrey says she was uncharacteristically speechless when she was announced as the NSW P&C Volunteer of the Year 2020.
"It was very humbling to be in a room full of capable, committed people," she said.
"I never expected to actually win."
The annual award recognises a P&C Association volunteer who has gone above and beyond in their role, to the benefit of students and their school community.
Ms Lowrey became involved in the Dungog Public School P&C Association in 1994, first as a parent and now continues to volunteer as a grandparent.
In that time, she has volunteered at the school as a class parent reader, sports coach, provided volunteer support in the Special Needs Unit, among numerous other activities.
As well as her extensive volunteer work Ms Lowrey is a well-known face in the shire as the Dungog Council's Community Project Officer
She was one of the 16 finalists chosen by independent judges, one from each of the P&C Federation's 16 electorates.
The awards dinner held in February this year was also the first face-to-face P&C Federation function since the COVID-19 restrictions were introduced.
The P&C Federation NSW P&C Volunteer of the Year Awards are held each year to acknowledge the work of P&C Association volunteers across New South Wales in providing valuable support to their school communities, students and public education.
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