Ave­ley stu­dent sings into schol­ar­ship

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AVE­LEY stu­dent Joshua White has re­ceived a schol­ar­ship for his singing abil­i­ties in the Va­ri­ety Youth Awards.

The 12-yearold won the Va­ri­ety Youth of the Year award and the 2018 Katie O’Don­nell Young Achiever of the Year Award for his tal­ent and ded­i­ca­tion to singing.

Joshua is a mem­ber of the WA Young Voices Choir and has been in­volved in lo­cal pro­duc­tions, as well as a role in the Chil­dren’s Cho­rus in Tosca with the WA Opera Com­pany. He said win­ning the award was a sur­prise. “The Va­ri­ety Youth of the Year award was a big sur­prise as we didn’t know about it un­til the schol­ar­ship pre­sen­ta­tion,” he said.

“I felt very ex­cited and grate­ful to win the award and schol­ar­ship.”

Joshua has been singing his whole life, but has been singing in choirs and groups for the past five years.

“When I sing, it makes me happy. I like to give my best ev­ery time I per­form to make the au­di­ence feel happy,” he said.

“I feel like the stage is my home and I al­ways feel re­ally ex­cited when I per­form. I hope the au­di­ence can for­get about their day and en­joy the beau­ti­ful mu­sic.”

He said the schol­ar­ship would en­able him to con­tinue to sing with the WA Young Voice Choir and pay for his vo­cal lessons.

“In the fu­ture, I would re­ally like to study clas­si­cal mu­sic, per­form again with the WA Opera and maybe study mu­sic ther­apy, so I can help peo­ple by us­ing mu­sic,” he said.

Joshua White won awards at the Va­ri­ety Youth Awards.

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