Santos is proud to be supporting the 2016 NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards again this year.
The awards, which had their Sydney launch today, celebrate the positive achievements of Australians aged between 12 and 28 years old. They include a variety of categories including Community Service, Science Leadership and Environment and Sustainability, as well as Indigenous Achievement, which is sponsored by Santos.
Inspirational educational officer, Rhett Burraston, the 2015 winner of the Santos Indigenous Achievement Award who went on to be named 2015 NSW & ACT Young Achiever of the Year, said the awards “recognise the efforts of young people and provide a way for young people to be acknowledged and encouraged”.
“To realise that someone cared enough to nominate me for the hours I have committed over the years, was enough to keep me motivated,” he said.
Rhett implements rehabilitation and leadership programs in his role as Aboriginal education officer at a school located within a juvenile detention centre. He volunteers in many programs including Aboriginal Medical Services, advocates for Aboriginal youth on several committees and has twice been recognised with the NAIDOC MacArthur Youth of the Year.
Santos’ Energy NSW Manager of Public Affairs, Armon Hicks, “Santos is proud to celebrate the achievements of young indigenous Australians. Rhett is a wonderful role model and we look forward to hosting him at the Narrabri launch of the awards on October 8 at the Crossing Theatre.”
If you know a remarkable young person you’d like to nominate, visit the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards website. Nominations close December 7.