Journey to success
JOONDANNA teenager Radheya Jegatheva has been named the WA Young Achiever of the Year.
The 18-year-old received the honour at the WA Young Achiever Awards on Saturday.
Jegatheva first won the arts and fashion category of the awards before taking out the overall accolade.
The former Perth Modern School student is a filmmaker, artist, poet and writer who has had his films screened at more than 300 film festivals around the world.
His short films Journey and iRony have won more than 130 film awards.
The latter was based on an award-winning poem written by Jegatheva.
His triathlete brother Rahul (16) was a finalist in the sports award, which was won by Fremantle Dockers AFL Women’s player Kara Donellan.
Innaloo’s Jordan Foster won the small business achiever award, recognising his efforts as founder of cyber safety education provider ySafe.
Jegatheva won a $2000 Bartercard account, $1000 cash and a trophy.