HONOUR FOR 13
LYRIK AWARDS PRESENTED
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.
Michellie Jones was named young person of the year at the Leadership, Youth, Respect in Kwinana Awards.