TASMANIA

Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards

2018 Winners of the Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards

The 2018 Winners with The Hon Jacquie Petrusma and Jo Palmer, Southern Cross Television Presenter

 

Overall Winner - Premier's Young Achiever of the Year

Kirby Medcraft, 29 of Lutana is Assistant Principal at Windermere Primary School where she has brought about significant change, particularly in regards to family engagement. Her K-2 ‘Counting Bags’ take home Maths activities had a 100% involvement from families. And the ‘Bedtime Stories’ afternoon saw over 200 parents attend school to read with their child. In her role, Kirby works closely with early childhood teachers, mentoring them and modeling best practice.

The 2018 Premier's Young Achiever of the Year, Angela Crane who represented Kirby Medcraft with The Hon. Jacquie Petrusma MP 

 

The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award

Stephanie Eslake, 27 of Sandy Bay has both media and music degrees. She founded ‘CutCommon’, Australia's online publication for young classical musicians and was shortlisted in the 2017 NEXT Innovation Award. Stephanie has written program notes for Symphony Orchestras and hosted radio programs. She is the sub-editor for Warp Magazine and Undertow Magazine and co-editor and publications mentor for Platform Magazine. Stephanie was 2017 Young Citizen of the Year for her artistic contribution

 

Jason Travis, Regional Development Manager TAS, The Coffee Club with Stephanie Eslake 

 

University of Tasmania, Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award

Kirby Medcraft, 29 of Lutana is Assistant Principal at Windermere Primary School where she has brought about significant change, particularly in regards to family engagement. Her K-2 ‘Counting Bags’ take home Maths activities had a 100% involvement from families. And the ‘Bedtime Stories’ afternoon saw over 200 parents attend school to read with their child. In her role, Kirby works closely with early childhood teachers, mentoring them and modeling best practice.

 

Associate Professor Karen Swabey, Dean and head of School, University of Tasmania Faculty of Education with Angela Crane who represented Kirby Medcraft

 

First National Real Estate Leadership Award

Grant Milbourne, 28 of Lenah Valley founded I’ME or Insight Mindfulness Education. The not-for-profit organisation supports youth wellbeing and mental health. They provide meditation retreats and professional development programs. Their school based programs develop stress management skills and strategies for teachers and students. Grant has volunteered over 2,000 hours and organised a concert that raised $14,000 for I’ME. The website and Facebook provide resources, tips and strategies for meditation, managing stress and psychological wellbeing.

 

 Ray Ellis, CEO, First National Real Estate with Grant Milbourne

 

Heather & Christopher Chong Community Service & Volunteering Award
Olivia Fleming, 21 of Rosny Park founded The Little Help Project during her first year studying medicine. The Project tackles mental health issue and empowers young people. The not-for-profit has 25 volunteers and has helped 8,000 Tasmanians build resilience and self-esteem. Olivia oversees self-defence and development classes and an outreach program educating women about confidence, consent, and boundaries. She has volunteered in over 30, week long programs, facilitated camps and many community programs.

 

 Alderman Heather Chong, CEO, QEW Orchards with Olivia Fleming

 

TADPAC Print Service to the Disability Sector Award

Jack Dyson, 20 of Rokeby has made a significant contribution to Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania raising awareness and funds. In his many media appearances he talks openly about his personal challenges with CF. Jack’s first You Tube video, “Iron Lungs” has nearly 3,500 views, was filmed from his hospital bed. Using Social Media, he has become an inspirational role model, motivating others with his body building to improve his CF and talking honestly about mental health.

 

 Jeremy Pettet, CEO, TADPAC Print with Jack Dyson

 

St.LukesHealth Healthier Communities Award

Nadine Ozols, 29 of Bicheno has worked in the health and aged care sector for 10 years and is currently the Public Relations and Development Manager working across May Shaw Health Centre and Aged Care Deloraine. She has facilitated health and wellbeing programs such as Guided Relaxation Sessions, Women’s Health Days and Youth Health Days. Nadine is a graduate of the Tasmanian Leaders Program for high potential leaders and has volunteered an estimated 800 hours.

 

 Peter Murfett, Director, St.LukesHealth with Nadine Ozols 

 

Spirit of Tasmania Tourism and Hospitality Award

Tara Howell, 27 of Launceston founded Blue Derby Pods Ride a three-day, soft-adventure mountain biking experience in Derby. The guests indulge in Tasmanian food and wine, and stay in unique, architecturally designed accommodation pods. Tara created a tourism development plan and received a $500,000 grant. She has a 50-year lease on land in Derby Regional Reserve where the infrastructure has been built. Blue Derby is in its third year of operation, with four employees.

 

 Nick Harriman, General Manager, Retail & Hospitality, Spirit of Tasmania with Tara Howell

 

Motors Tasmania Sports Award
Madeleine Fasnacht, 18 of Blackmans Bay was the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer and named the 2017 Australian Junior Cyclist. She was placed first at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Individual Time Trial and 3rd at the World Junior Road Championship. She won the 2017 Junior Oceania Road Championships and was 3rd at the Commonwealth Youth Games. Madeleine recently achieved bronze for the under-19s women’s time trial at the World Championships.

 Campbell York, General Manager, Motors Hobart with Madeleine Fasnacht

 

Colony 47 Young Indigenous Achievement Award

Madelena Andersen-Ward, 26 of Margate has a Bachelor of Music and is a singer and songwriter. She is actively engaged in the indigenous community through community performances and festivals. She is promotes education to Indigenous youth and has spoken on radio and at schools. Madelena mentored young musicians in the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme. She is currently of one of the seven contemporary voice roles in a new musical and visual project called A Tasmanian Requiem.

 

Elizabeth Daly OAM, Northern Manager, for Colony 47 with Madelena Andersen-Ward