Southern Telegraph - - News - Ash­wini Saseedaran

Thir­teen young adults in Kwinana were recog­nised for their valu­able con­tri­bu­tions to the com­mu­nity last month as part of the Lead­er­ship, Youth, Re­spect in Kwinana Awards.

This year’s pro­gram saw 40 young peo­ple nom­i­nated for awards in six cat­e­gories in­clud­ing achieve­ment; in­spi­ra­tion; lead­er­ship; mate­ship; re­spect; and team­work.

The in­di­vid­ual cat­e­gory award win­ners re­ceived a $250 in­cen­tive to spend on an op­por­tu­nity of their choos­ing, as well as $50 to do­nate to­wards a char­ity of their choice.

Mayor Carol Adams said the self­less­ness and aware­ness shown by the young nom­i­nees was an ex­cep­tional sign of Kwinana hav­ing strong lead­ers in the fu­ture.

“The LyriK Awards is a fan­tas­tic pro­gram that not only high­lights the ex­cep­tional youth in Kwinana but fos­ters their de­vel­op­ment to go on and achieve greater suc­cess,” she said.

Chloe Rus­ton and Lewis Wipp won achieve­ment awards, Travis Corkill and Bray­den Kelly were awarded for in­spi­ra­tion, Shakaylee Wal­lam and Des­mond Franks were recog­nised for lead­er­ship, Ebonie Cortez was re­warded for mate­ship, and Che Reid and Jax­son Mak­si­movic bagged the top prize for re­spect.

North Parmelia Pri­mary School coun­cil­lors for 2018 and Gil­more Col­lege’s iWomen Project team were awarded for ex­cep­tional team­work. The pro- gress award went to Jer­maine Pick­ett and Michel­lie Jones was crowned young per­son of the year.

The youth in­cen­tive pro­gram started in 2006, aimed at sup­port­ing and re­ward­ing the pos­i­tive im­pact of young Kwinana res­i­dents aged be­tween 10 and 18.

Pic­ture: City of Kwinana

Michel­lie Jones was named young per­son of the year at the Lead­er­ship, Youth, Re­spect in Kwinana Awards.

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