It is always exciting to see young people who are doing the Award being recognised by others for their achievements.
For many of these young people, the Award is a great way for them to incorporate the things they are already doing and passionate about into a framework. For others, the Award is the catalyst that pushes them to try new things and in doing so they find what they a passionate about.
Amelia received her Citizen of the Year Award from the God Coast Council.
"Amelia Anderson was also named Young Citizen of the Year in the Gold Coast. Awarded for her commitment to the community through extensive volunteer work and fundraising efforts, Amelia is part of the PCYC Gold Coast YMT and is also completing her Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. Amelia is proud to follow in the footsteps of fellow YMT member Kaitlin Barwick, who was awarded the Young Citizen of the Year in 2019."
Daniel received his Citizen of the Year Award from Cairns Regional Council.
"TREASURER of Deadly Indigenous Youth Doing Good, Daniel Rosendale, 21, is a role model for indigenous youth and works with disadvantaged youth to become more engaged in society.
He was a North Queensland representative at the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation conference in Darwin.
While studying at Peace Lutheran College, Mr Rosendale also started the Duke of Edinburgh Award and a Certificate II in Business after on completing a two-year traineeship at the National Australia Bank Smithfield branch."
Evelyn received her Citizen of the Year Award from Moreton Bay Council
"Her impressive charity work with multiple organisations around the region has earned her the title of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Young Citizen of the Year.
“Evelyn is an exceptional young woman already working to address complicated and confronting issues like domestic violence and homelessness, proving she is well beyond her years,” said Acting Mayor Mike Charlton."
Warren is an Award Leader at Sydney Grammer and he received an OAM for service to youth, and to the community.
"When he’s not putting out bushfires he puts young army cadets through their paces.
He works at the Sydney Grammar School Cadet Unit, where he helps kids on the Duke of Edinburgh program and the army cadet program.
Once a year he runs a week-long training event for the best 200 army cadets in the country.
He says he is a “man of many uniforms” and is honoured if not a bit embarrassed at being made a Member of the Order of Australia."