The Young Achiever Awards acknowledges the positive achievements of young people throughout Australia.  The awards gala Presentation for Victoria was held on 10th May and I am very pleased to congratulate the finalists from the Northern Victoria Region who were recognised for their achievements across a variety of fields but all of which demonstrate vision, commitment, pride and positive role modelling.

  • Dellareece Matson of Kilmore for persevering with her Community services study under considerable strain
  • Georgia Leutner of Mildura and Claudia Cox of Berriwillock for their extensive volunteer work
  • Dr Zara La Roche from Wangaratta for her work in promoting primary care and health issues
  • Roland Touzel of Wodonga has achieved great things as a supported employee
  • The Mitchell Shire Youth Council for outstanding youth engagement work
  • Daniel Wilson of Maldon for his work on the EcoPrinting Project
  • Skye Kinder of Bendigo whose work is dedicated to improving the health of rural and marginalised patients
  • Cameron Sibejin of Diamond Creek and his CFA volunteer work

Separately, I also pay tribute to Shepparton 23-year-old Kyle Michel, whose latest accomplishment in a glittering amateur golf career was to remain Victoria’s only undefeated player as he and the State recently clinched a third consecutive Australian Amateur Championship team title.   ​