Youth to be recognised in annual awards

27th February 2020

Wattle Range Council will again celebrate the achievements of its young people with the return of its annual Youth Recognition Awards during Youth Week 2020.

Nominations of outstanding youth, up to 25 years of age, are now invited in 5 individual categories and will be accepted until Monday, 6 April 2020. This is the fifth consecutive year that the awards have been held.

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

“It only takes a short time to complete the nomination, yet it is a gesture that is so valued by the recipient", Mayor Noll added. “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.”

The 2020 Wattle Range Youth Recognition Awards have been made possible by the generous sponsorship of TDC Livestock & Property, 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.

A presentation night for the awards will be held a part of Council’s Youth Week program in the Millicent Gallery on Monday, April 20. 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 available at any of Council’s offices, the Millicent Library or on the website at www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/youthweek.

Youth Week brief

Council has again been successful in securing a State Government grant to assist in presenting another exciting program of events for Youth Week this year.

SA Youth Week 2020 is held from 17 - 26 April 2020. With a theme of ‘Participate & Celebrate’, the program will focus on celebrating and recognising the value that youth bring to our communities.

“Young people are encouraged to ‘watch this space’ as the final details for this year’s program are being finalised” Council’s Director Development Services, Steve Chapple said.

“It already includes the ever-popular ‘cooking with a celebrity chef’, Noorla Yo-Long open day complete with high ropes challenge and a photography workshop for the budding shutterbugs, plus much more.”

“Council continues to commit to ongoing events and activities for our youth throughout the year, however a week of free events specifically targeted at youth 12-15 years enables a focus on participation and celebration of these young people during South Australia’s Youth Week.”

The final program for Youth Week in Wattle Range will be released in the coming weeks and will be available at Council offices, the Millicent Library and online at www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/youthweek


For further information please contact:

Steve Chapple, Director Development Services
Email:                       council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:                (08) 8733 0900