Just a little over a year ago, she moved to a new town and a new school, but 12-year-old Lexi Lamb has had a meteoric rise to prominence in her new environment.
The Coolamon Central School student and the vice primary captain was this week named as a recipient of the Fred Hollows Humanity Award.
Nominated by teacher Annette Taber, the award is in recognition of the student's constant willingness to go above and beyond in all her endeavours.
"In class, whenever we talk leadership and what it means to be a leader, Lexi's name always comes up," Ms Taber said.
"Her peers really look up to her. When I received the email [from the Fred Hollows Association] I thought immediately of nominating Lexi, and I asked the other teachers if they knew of a student we should nominate. Hands down, it was Lexi."
To collect the award, Lexi and her family journeyed to Sydney to meet the other 85 recipients nationwide, including Gosford's Zara Matthews who was named the 2019 NSW Junior Ambassador.
A highlight of the trip, Lexi said, was meeting Gabi Hollows, the founding director of the foundation, a person she described as "friendly and so kind to everyone".
"Gabi put in an effort to say something nice to everyone there, it wasn't just 'oh, let's just take the photo'," Lexi said.
A talented musician and community member, Lexi's family only relocated to the small town in July last year. Previously, the family had been living in Junee.
But, the student said she has been "welcomed immediately with instant friends", on arrival at her new school.
Upon hearing of her nomination for the national youth award, Lexi said she felt honoured to know her school community would view her in such glowing terms.
"I didn't realise all the teachers thought so highly of me," she said.
"It's amazing to have made that kind of impression in a really short time."
A defining reason for Ms Taber's decision to nominate Lexi came through her observations of the student's interactions with her siblings.
Joining Lexi at Coolamon Central School is her older brother AJ who is in year eight, younger sister Isobel in year five and youngest brother Axl in year one.
"Along with her sister, Isobel, she just cares so much about their brother Axl who has cerebal palsy," Ms Taber said.
"It's just the most amazing family, to watch them it's beautiful."
Currently studying the viola at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music and skilled in the cello, ukelele, and flute, while also performing in the school's choir, Lexi has a genuine passion for musicality.
It is something she wishes to impart to her fellow students and surrounding teachers.
"I have no musical gift at all, but Lexi does," said her teacher.
"She is always helping other students in the class, showing them how to play something."
Despite her enormous creative talent, Lexi has aspirations to one day become a lawyer, because that is where she believes her gifting truly lies.
"I enjoy helping others, and I think it would be good, I think I will be best used there. I enjoy writing and debating and that all works in there," she said.
Now with her award in hand, Lexi hopes her recognition will further encourage other students to follow the path of goodness.
"Try to be the kindest version of yourself every day," she said.
"Think about what you want to be known for, treat others fairly and best of all be kind."