Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Benalla Get Out There Youth Awards.August 14, 2014 3:14am
The award winners at the Get Out There Youth AwardsBenalla Ensign on 18/09/2013 CAPTION: The award winners at the Get Out There Youth Awards
The achievements of Benalla’s youth will once again be on show at the annual Get Out There Youth Awards.
Now in its fifth year, the annual event recognises the talents of young people in the district for a variety of discplines and attributes.
Benalla P-12 College VCAL Personal Development students are organising the event, and are seeking nominations for outstanding young people aged between 12 and 25 years.
Benalla P-12 College teacher and VCAL co-odinator Pip Rowe said the event was unique because it was organised by youth, for their peers.
‘‘We’ve got young people with their great ideas about what other young people are attracted to,’’ Ms Rowe said.
‘‘It’s also about the idea of (the students) being active in their community. It’s a way of getting them to recognise that they need to be part of it.’’
The students have been working since Term 2 to organise the event, which will culminate in the awards night on September 11.
Nominations are currently open for the seven categories: sport, volunteering and fundraising, young employee or apprentice, leadership, encouragement, group and creative arts, drama and music.
The awards night will be held at BPACC and will showcase performances from students at Benalla P-12 College and FCJ College.
Winners will be judged by a panel of students and youth, overseen by teachers and council representatives.
Benalla Rural City, Worktrainers, Bendigo Bank, Benalla Theatre Company and Tomorrow:Today Foundation are sponsoring the event.
‘‘Benalla Rural City is putting up the major money to run it, but the whole running of it is left to the VCAL kids, which is great,’’ Ms Rowe said.
Nomination forms are available from Benalla P-12 College and FCJ College, Benalla Rural City council and online at www.benalla.vic.gov.au
Nominations close August 21.
Steven James Bradley found guilty of murdering Michelle Buckingham
With her effective left hand in particular, Chelsea Hanley retained the Victorian Under 17 junior welterweight title last Sunday with a convincing points decision victory.
It has been a successful year for Bega Cheese, which reflects on Tatura Milk Industries, with chair Barry Irvin announcing recently that Bega Cheese’s normalised earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation was $55.7 million and normalised profit after tax of $22 million.
STUNNING rare footage of brolga chicks in the wild has highlighted the importance of being able to deliver environmental water to a swamp near Dingee.
TIMMERING Holstein breeders Scott and Nirrelle Somerville are thrilled with the announcement of their Holstein cow Somerelle Leader Lassco as the 2015 Australian Cow of the Year.
Great Race helps a great cause
Hundreds flock to Avenel to learn a thing or three.
Tocumwal Lions Club has plans to purchase the Bowling Club site for an aged care facility, which will only happen if the merger between the Tocumwal bowls and golf clubs proceeds.
A NASTY run-in with a kangaroo on the Northern Hwy between Melbourne and Echuca has convinced one regular traveller on the road the question of a cull needs to be addressed.
Three Cobram teens have been arrested by police after they allegedly stole tractors from Cobram and Tocumwal and caused about $30 000 in damage.
Deniliquin footballers Will Shaw and Cooper Wallace (pictured) have gone head-to-head with the state’s best at the recent AFL NSW/ACT Joss Under-14 State Zone Trials in Albury.
The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) has acknowledged the completion of negotiations under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), noting modest but important gains made for the Australian dairy industry in improving access to global markets.
Benalla banded together to raise $2000 for the Abolishing Injustice in the 21st Century (A21).
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.