The 2014- 2015 NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards were officially launched in Narrabri on Wednesday 22nd October 2014.
The Narrabri launch focussed on the Indigenous Achievement Award, sponsored by Santos, which provides the opportunity to nominate young indigenous people across NSW and the ACT who are leaders and role models within their communities.
Narrabri Shire Councillor Les Knox launched the Awards at the Crossing Theatre and encouraged the community to acknowledge young indigenous leaders from the community. “I am looking forward to hearing about the many worthy young people from our community who are indigenous mentors and role models for others. As community members we need to seek out and applaud these young people through this year’s program” said Cr Les Knox.
“We are confident the region can lead the way this year with some fantastic nominations” said Santos’ NSW General Manager Peter Mitchley. “There are some amazing young men and women out there who are dedicated to making a real difference within their communities. This award program is an opportunity to say thank you and Santos is proud to be associated with the Young Achievers Awards this year.”
The Narrabri Public School Choir entertained the crowd with songs in the local Gomeroi language as well as in English. The choir also joined in a dance with Clinton Lamb and his dance group of local Aboriginal boys.
In addition to the Santos Indigenous Achievement Award, young achievers will be recognised in a wide range of categories including the arts, science and community service.
The awards are open to young Australians between the ages of 12 and 28 and close on Thursday 4th December 2014. You can nominate online at www.awardsaustralia.com.