OUT­STAND­ING CON­TRI­BU­TION

Myrtleford Times - - Front Page - By JUSTIN JENVEY

Myrtle­ford P12 Col­lege stu­dent Amy Rogers was one of the top award re­cip­i­ents when the achieve­ments and con­tri­bu­tions of lo­cal young peo­ple were recog­nised last Fri­day night. The 16 year-old was the win­ner of the Alpine Shire Youth Award for 12-16 years. A crowd of about 200 who gath­ered at the Mt Beauty Com­mu­nity Cen­tre for the cel­e­bra­tion which saw 72 youth nom­i­nated for their aca­demic, sport­ing, and artis­tic achieve­ments, their con­tri­bu­tions to the com­mu­nity or work­place and for en­durance and per­sis­tence.

MYRTLE­FORD’S Amy Rogers and Bright’s Josh Thomp­son have col­lected the top hon­ours in this year’s Alpine Shire Youth Awards.

The pair along with eight other lo­cal youths were recog­nised in front of a crowd of about 200 who gath­ered at the Mt Beauty Com­mu­nity Cen­tre last Fri­day to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments and con­tri­bu­tions made by young peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

This year’s awards saw 72 nom­i­nees with teenagers and young adults nom­i­nated for their aca­demic, sport­ing, and artis­tic achieve­ments, their con­tri­bu­tions to the com­mu­nity or work­place and for en­durance and per­sis­tence.

Alpine Shire mayor Cr Ron Janas said the qual­ity of nom­i­na­tions was ex­tremely high, mak­ing it very dif­fi­cult for the judges to select only one win­ner for each cat­e­gory.

“It is grat­i­fy­ing to have such a wealth of tal­ented and com­mu­nity-minded young peo­ple liv­ing in the Alpine Shire,” he said.

Amy Rogers was the win­ner of the Alpine Shire Youth Award for 12-16 years olds while and Josh Thomp­son col­lected the main award in the 17-21 years cat­e­gory.

Both demon­strated a breadth of com­mu­nity in­volve­ment and en­durance as well as ex­celling in their own fields of in­ter­est.

Rahn Stavar (Aca­demic), Erin Bourke (Com­mu­nity) Amaya Har­ris (En­durance and Per­sis­tence) Tyra Hunt (Per­form­ing Arts), Si­mon Zanin (Ru­ral), Jalen Barker (Sport and Recre­ation), Elly Jenk­ins (Vis­ual Arts and Me­dia) and Meg Hood (Work­place) were the other award re­cip­i­ents.

Alpine Shire Coun­cil eco­nomic and com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment man­ager Elaine Bur­ridge thanked all the com­mu­nity groups and lo­cal busi­nesses who sup­ported the Youth Awards by spon­sor­ing a cat­e­gory.

“This is a great way for lo­cal peo­ple to ac­knowl­edge the value that young peo­ple have in our com­mu­nity,” she said.

“Also con­grat­u­la­tions to the Youth Awards Com­mit­tee, a group of five young peo­ple from Mt Beauty, who worked tire­lessly to plan and de­liver the evening un­der the guid­ance of our Youth Projects Of­fi­cer.”

YOUNG ACHIEV­ERS: Elly Jenk­ins, Amaya Har­ris, Josh Thomp­son, Amy Rogers, Rahn Stavar, Erin Bourke and Meaghan Hood were seven young peo­ple to re­ceive Alpine Shire Youth Awards.

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