Nine Alpine youth recog­nised for achieve­ment and con­tri­bu­tion

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Alpine Shire Youth Awards’ 2017 re­cip­i­ents recog­nised at a spe­cial cer­e­mony led by mayor Ron Janas in Myrtle­ford on Fri­day in­cluded (from left) Deakin Hunter, Jor­dyn Parme­san, Rhi­an­non Sy­mons and Har­ris Dood­e­waard who were thrilled to be re­cip­i­ents.

ALPINE Shire Youth Awards 2017 were pre­sented to nine out­stand­ing re­cip­i­ents in front of a 200-strong crowd of their peers, fam­i­lies, coun­cil­lors and com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Myrtle­ford Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre on Fri­day.

The pres­ti­gious awards this year at­tracted nom­i­na­tions for 80 young peo­ple to be recog­nised for their con­tri­bu­tions to com­mu­nity or work­place, their artis­tic, sport­ing and aca­demic achieve­ments and for en­durance and per­sis­tence.

Alpine mayor Ron Janas said the ex­cel­lent qual­ity of nom­i­nees made it very dif­fi­cult for judges to choose only one win­ner in each cat­e­gory.

“It is grat­i­fy­ing to have such a wealth of tal­ented and com­mu­nity-minded young peo­ple liv­ing in the Alpine Shire,” he said. The cat­e­gory win­ners in­clude: Har­ri­son Neville: Bright P12 Col­lege – Aca­demic Award

For stand­ing out as one of the bright­est and most ded­i­cated stu­dents at the school. Har­ri­son has taken the ini­tia­tive to ex­tend his aca­demic abil­i­ties through work ex­pe­ri­ence, sum­mer school, ex­ten­sion pro­grams and tak­ing a Vic­to­rian Cer­tifi­cate of Ed­u­ca­tion sub­ject by dis­tance. His grades also re­flect his ded­i­ca­tion to stud­ies and school life and, as a re­sult, he has also been made the Kwong Lee Dow schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent and state fi­nal­ist in the Aus­tralian Brain Bee Chal­lenge.

Deakin Hunter: Mar­ian Col­lege, Myrtle­ford – Com­mu­nity Award

For al­ways be­ing will­ing to help in the com­mu­nity. It is not al­ways ap­par­ent what Deakin has done in the com­mu­nity as he was never af­ter any per­sonal ac­knowl­edg­ment. He ac­tively helps with the Land­care or­gan­i­sa­tion as well as vol­un­teer­ing to help with the Myrtle­ford Fes­ti­val. Noth­ing stops Deakin, whether he is cook­ing a bar­beque at skate park events, help­ing with the com­mu­nity ac­ces­si­bil­ity Christ­mas party, plant­ing trees or build­ing bird boxes. He has also been recog­nised as a Queen’s Scout – the high­est scout or ven­turer award.

Flynn Eriks­son: Mount Beauty Sec­ondary Col­lege – Sports and Recre­ation Award

Flynn in­spires his peers through­out the Alpine Shire with his un­wa­ver­ing ded­i­ca­tion to the best at what­ever he tries. Flynn’s ath­letic achieve­ments THE BEST: Win­ners of this year’s Alpine Shire Youth Awards (back from left) Rhi­an­non Sy­mons, Deakin Hunter, Har­ri­son Neville, Flynn Eriks­son, Jor­dyn Parme­san, (front from left) Har­ris Dood­e­waard, Ash­ley Farmer, Dy­lan Sgam­bel­loni and Lily-Rose Burgess. at a na­tional and lo­cal level dairy farm. Har­ris is ex­pe­ri­enced are noth­ing short of amaz­ing. in a range of an­i­mal hus­bandry Rep­re­sent­ing Vic­to­ria at the skills in­clud­ing mark­ing, drench­ing Na­tional Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships and tag­ging and has suc­cess­fully in 2016 for long jump and triple reared and weaned 36 calves jump and in the U15 hep­tathlon in the past three years. He has in 2017, and tak­ing sec­ond place rep­re­sented the M and A Yea Dairy at the Vic­to­rian State Multi-Event from Ded­erang at the Wan­garatta Cham­pi­onships for the U15 and Dis­trict Cat­tle Show where hep­tathlon in 2017 are some of his best groomed heifer en­try was Flynn’s im­pres­sive achieve­ments. awarded first and he achieved

Jor­dyn Parme­san: Mar­ian sec­ond place for best cat­tle Col­lege, Myrtle­ford – Per­form­ing han­dler. Arts Award Rhi­an­non Sy­mons: Glen

Learn­ing and com­pet­ing in Creek – Work­place Award dance for the past 13 years, Rhi­an­non works for Equine Jor­dyn per­forms many styles Train­ing sand Ser­vices Aus­tralia, in­clud­ing clas­si­cal bal­let, lyri­cal, which spe­cialises in re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion jazz, con­tem­po­rary and hip of horses, ther­apy, sport in­juries, hop dance. Jor­dyn played a pho­ton­ics and many more equine huge role in the Mar­ian Col­lege as­pects. She shows out­stand­ing 50th An­niver­sary ‘Gold Class’ com­mit­ment, is punc­tual, well pro­duc­tion by chore­ograph­ing pre­sented, ex­cited to be learn­ing and giv­ing up her lunch breaks to all as­pects of her job and puts in men­tor younger stu­dents. Jor­dan 110 per cent ev­ery day. Rhi­an­non has re­ceived many awards for also vol­un­teers at the Myrtle­ford her solo dance per­for­mances and Pony Club, Yackan­dan­dah Adult has also re­ceived dis­tinc­tions and Rid­ing Club and vol­un­teers at the cred­its in her Royal Acad­emy of Tal­lan­gatta Vet Clinic for three Dance and Aus­tralian Teach­ers of hours ev­ery Fri­day. Dance ex­ams. Lily-Rose Burgess: Bright

Har­ris Dood­e­waard: P12 Col­lege – Vis­ual Arts and Myrtle­ford P12 Col­lege – TAFCO Me­dia Award Ru­ral Award Lily has tapped into her

With a keen in­ter­est in all re­mark­able abil­ity with a ma­tu­rity as­pects of the cat­tle in­dus­try, be­yond her years across a wide Har­ris is reg­u­larly look­ing for range of medi­ums. Har­ri­etville’s op­por­tu­ni­ties to ex­tend his Han­nah Mer­rett, who is well on knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence by her way in her cho­sen field, was vol­un­teer­ing and help­ing on lo­cal run­ner-up in this cat­e­gory.

Ash­ley Farmer: Bright – Alpine Shire Youth Award 12-16 years

Ash­ley has been recog­nised for her out­stand­ing sport­ing achieve­ments, in­clud­ing win­ning her age di­vi­sion at this year’s na­tional in Mod­ern Pen­tathlon, com­pet­ing at state-level ath­let­ics and rank­ing in the top 10 at hur­dling for the past five years. Within the Wan­garatta Ath­let­ics Club her role ex­tends to men­tor­ing younger mem­bers and also as­sists on com­pe­ti­tion days. Her high level of sports­man­ship and gen­er­ous na­ture is ap­plauded by many and she also vol­un­teers at Bright Ro­tary Club wa­ter­slide, um­pir­ing net­ball and other com­mu­nity events.

Dy­lan Sgam­bel­loni: Bright P12 Col­lege – En­durance and Per­sis­tence Award and Alpine Shire Youth Award 17-21 years

Dy­lan has been recog­nised for re­silience and am­bi­tion as well as men­tal strength, pa­tience and per­sis­tence when deal­ing with the chal­lenges of be­ing in a mo­torised wheel­chair. His abil­ity to over­come these high­lights his strength of char­ac­ter to keep per­sist­ing, con­nect­ing with oth­ers and get­ting the most out of life. Dy­lan also vol­un­teers his time at Bright P12 Col­lege’s Hawthorn Vil­lage Aged Care pro­gram and has be­come a strong ad­vo­cate for wheel­chair and mo­bil­ity-chal­lenged peo­ple Bright.

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