Be a part of history with today’s relay

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St Bernard’s Primary School students Stephanie Scott, Charlie Miller and Will McCarthy have been preparing for the Queen’s Baton Relay arrival today in Wangaratta. PHOTO: Emma Hillier

WANGARATTA’S own Paralympic gold medalist Nick Morris has encouraged residents to share the excitement during the Queen’s Baton Relay this afternoon.

Mr Morris said he was sure carrying the baton through Wangaratta would “forever live” in his memory, just like carrying the torch for the Sydney Paralympics 18 years ago.

“The best thing about the relay is sharing the excitement it will bring,” he said.

“Pride was the first thing to come to mind when I was asked to be a batonbearer, I love Wangaratta and feel very strongly that it’s my home so I was rapt.

“We’ve had some really good athletes and all sorts of people that contribute to the community and sport to come out of Wangaratta and it’s really all about supporting those people.

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