MICHELLE Radel is feeling a bit embarrassed and undeserving but at the same time excited to have been named one of the three finalists in the Origin Energy Regional Service Award.
This award was developed to recognise individuals who make a difference by giving their guidance, encouragement and support within their communities.
The Biggenden Citizen of the Year for 2014 has been committed to her community.
Mrs Radel is heavily involved as a volunteer and juggles these commitments while caring for her six children and working 12 hours a week at kindy.
Mrs Radel said she believed her name was put forward after she won the Citizen of the Year award.
“I wasn’t keen on any more attention,” she said.
“I hadn’t given it another thought until some weeks ago I got a phone call to say I’d made the top 10 and then I still wasn’t overly fazed.
“Last Friday I got the call after further judging was advised I’d made the top three. At this stage I got on to the internet to see what the award was all about.”
“It (gala dinner) will be an opportunity to dress up and have some fun,” she said.
QUEENSLAND FINALIST: Michelle Radel with her family Hannah, Heath, Cameron, Madeleine and Sophie and baby Charlotte.