Zonta awards celebrate female empowerment
STUDENTS, teachers, parents and the community came together to celebrate the award presentation to two young women.
Winners of the Zonta and Pat Funnell Awards were announced during the Zonta Club of Coffs Harbour Inc Young Women in Public Affairs Awards night, held in early November.
The Zonta YWPA Awards is held annually to celebrate the achievements of young women in Year 11 who display a commitment to volunteering, evidence of volunteer leadership and a commitment to empowering woman and girls.
The winner of the 2017–18 Zonta YWPA Award was Catherine Van Der Merwe from Bishop Druitt College, who received $250.
Meg La Macchia from Toormina High School received the 2017 Pat Funnell Award.
Eight nominees were selected by school leaders from schools around the Coffs Coast for the Zonta award and each was exceptional in their chosen area.
DESERVING: Zonta Coffs Harbour president Kathy McDowell with Zonta YWPA Award winner Catherine Van Der Merwe.