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Youth Recognition Award nominations open

by Adam Blom for 5THE FM newsonline wattlerangenow

The Wattle Range Council district has long been home to many talented, passionate and skilful young people who want to make a positive difference in their communities.

 And now, as part of the National Youth Week 2016, the Wattle Range Council has opened their Youth Recognition Award for nominations.

  Wattle Range Council Community Development Officer Sarah Marzec said the council recognises the important and valuable contribution youth make to the community.

“To acknowledge this contribution we invite youth from 12-18 years to nominate and be a part of the awards process,” Sarah said.

 “The awards are designed for young people to be nominated by their families, friends, parents, youth workers, teachers, counsellors, employers and other members of the local community or they can self-nominate for the awards.”

 The presentation night will cover five categories:

 Contributions to the community/Community Involvement Award

This award recognises an individual who has made a positive contribution to the community, has volunteered their time to help others and/or is an active member of the community (such as volunteering with community groups or their school).

 Helping out family and/or friends

Recognising an individual has assisted tirelessly a family or friend in need.

 Learning Success (Continual Improvement)

Recognises an individual who works to continually improve themselves or assists others in learning outcomes.

 Employment achievement (e.g. new initiative, facing a job/ training challenge)

Recognises an individual who has used innovation and ideas that have been recognised by peers.

 Overcoming challenging life situation award

Recognises an individual who has turned a negative situation into a positive. They have had the courage to get through a bad situation and show great resilience and determination. This person is someone who inspires others.

 A presentation night will be held at 6-8pm on Monday, April 11 in the Millicent Civic and Arts Centre and prizes on the night include a certificate and a monitory award for each category winner, as well as promotional bag.

 The nomination forms can be completed online at the council’s website.

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