Outstanding youths in spotlight

Wattle Range Council is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Youth Recognition Awards. They are designed to recognise and celebrate young people in the council area. Nominations of outstanding youth up to 25 years of age are now invited in five individual categories and will be accepted until May 17.

This is the sixth consecutive year the awards have been held. “Council recognises the important and valuable contribution our youth make to the community,” Wattle Range Mayor Des Noll said. “This is a great opportunity to recognise the young members of our community who go beyond the norm in their daily activity.

“It only takes a short time to complete the nomination, yet it is a gesture that is so valued by the recipient. “No matter whether you are a parent, friend, employer, teacher or involved with youth in sport or other activities, this is an opportunity for you to nominate someone you feel is worthy.”

Mayor Noll said the 2021 Wattle Range Youth Recognition Awards had been made possible by the generous sponsorship of All In Balance, Glen Carron Transport, Kimberly-Clark Australia (Millicent Mill) and the Medical Clinic Millicent.

“Council would like to acknowledge the ongoing assistance of the latter three sponsors who have been supporting the program since its inception six years ago,” he said. A presentation night for the awards will be held a part of Council’s Youth Week program in the Millicent Gallery on May 21.

All nominees will receive a certificate, while each category winner will also receive an engraved glass plaque as well as a cash prize of $200. Further details and entry forms are available at any of council’s offices, the Millicent Library or on the council website.

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