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Seven News Young Achiever Awards WA

2018 Winners

The 2018 Winners of the Western Australian Young Achiever Awards with The Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA, Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues; Youth.

 

Overall Winner - Western Australian Young Achiever of the Year

Radheya Jegatheva, 18 of Joondanna is a filmmaker, artist, poet and writer. His films have been played in more than 400 film festivals around with world. Radheya, who taught himself animation, won more than 180 awards for his films iRony and Journey between 2016-2018 and has been selected to 5 Academy Award Qualifying festivals. His animation of William Blake’s poem ‘The Tyger’ won international acclaim and is being used as a teaching tool in schools around the world. Radheya volunteers at community and school events.

Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA, Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues; Youth presented Radheya Jegatheva as the 2018 Western Australian Young Achiever of the Year

 

Catholic Education Western Australia Young Leadership Award

Shelley Cable, 23 of Griffith is a Nyoongar woman. She is undertaking CPA studies and is passionate about Indigenous business and financial inclusion. Shelley presented recommendations on financial literacy to the UN which were accepted and formally endorsed. She co-directed the social media campaign '100 Days of Deadly Mob', promoting 100 Indigenous heroes, reaching over one million readers. Shelley was elected to attend the Uluru Convention on Constitutional Reform, which resulted in forming the Uluru Statement.

Dr Debra Sayce, Acting Executive Director, Catholic Education Western Australia presented Shelley Cable with the Catholic Education Western Australia Young Leadership Award

 

First National Real Estate Innovation Award

Ciara Duffy, 23 of Willetton is completing a PhD investigating the ability of honeybee venom to treat triple-negative breast cancer. The Cancer Council of WA is supporting her research to find an alternative to treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. As team leader in the Perth Ride to Conquer Cancer she rode 200km and raised over $6,500 for cancer research. She volunteers for St John Ambulance and has been donating blood for eight years.

Mostafa Mahmoud, Sales Consultant - FN Genesis (Mt Hawthorn) presented Ciara Duffy with the First National Real Estate Innovation Award

 

Masonic Care WA/Freemasons WA Community Service and Volunteering Award

Nikki Wormald, 21 of Silversands founded a Friday Night Girl’s Program for her local Police-Citizens Youth Club. She project manages a basketball program for at-risk youths and raised $14,000 for the program through grants and fundraising. Nikki sourced government funding to train and source referee jobs for program participants. She simultaneously studied social work and worked for a youth drop-in centre. Working for Mission Australia, she started her own recreational program for homeless young people.

MW Bro Dr William Babe, Grand Master, Freemasons WA presented Nikki Wormald with the Masonic Care WA/Freemasons WA Community Service and Volunteering Award

 

School Drug Education and Road Aware Health and Wellbeing Award

Scott Guerini, 11 of Alkimos started ‘Scott’s Great Walk’ at age four to raise money for sick children. Since 2010, he has walked 340.5km and raised over $140,000 for Telethon. Scott illustrated and published his book 'Did You know You can Change the World’. He is a regular guest speaker, talking about his journey, determination and courage. Scott ends his speech with his motto “it’s easy to make a difference, what can you do?”

Anne Miller, Acting Manager, School Drug Education and Road Aware presented Scott Guerini with the School Drug Education and Road Aware Health and Wellbeing Award

 

Scott Print Environment and Sustainability Award

Tanya McKenna, 28 of Perth had her sustainable home featured on TV for its unique and influential design. She has since executed other renovation and building projects, developing eco-friendly apartments as part of her ‘Nature Inspired Eco House’ campaign. Tanya worked for Ecologia Environment as a graduate and undertook post-graduate studies in Sustainability. She accompanied Premier Colin Barnett as Parliamentary Advisor during the termination of mining rights in the Kimberly region for conservation purposes.

John Scott, Joint General Manager, Scott Print presented Tanya McKenna with the Scott Print Environment and Sustainability Award

 

Surge Fitness Sports Award

Kara Donnellan, 25 of Willetton is the Captain for the Fremantle Dockers in the AFL Women’s League. She has also completed a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education. She has been four-time captain for the Swan Districts Football Club, and Best and Fairest three times. Kara manages ‘V Swans’, the education and community development department of the Swan Districts Football Club. Through sport programs she has reintegrated 300 previously incarcerated men into the community.

Viresh Naik, Fitness Manager, Surge Fitness presented Kara Donnellan with the Surge Fitness Sports Award

 

The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award

Radheya Jegatheva, 18 of Joondanna is a filmmaker, artist, poet and writer. His films have been played in more than 400 film festivals around with world. Radheya, who taught himself animation, won more than 180 awards for his films iRony and Journey between 2016-2018 and has been selected to 5 Academy Award Qualifying festivals. His animation of William Blake’s poem ‘The Tyger’ won international acclaim and is being used as a teaching tool in schools around the world. Radheya volunteers at community and school events.

John Lazarou, Director, The Coffee Club presented Radheya Jegatheva with The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award

 

The Diamond Club Online Achievement Award

Jaimen Hudson, 27 of Esperance is an Aerial drone photographer & cinematographer. In 2008, he had a motorcycle accident that left him a Quadriplegic and confined to a wheelchair. Jaimen has raised the profile of Esperance with his aerial footage being aired to audiences around the globe. He held Tourism Australia’s number #2 top social media post for 2016 and his Instagram, Facebook and Youtube videos and images has amassed over 250 million views.

Rini Stobbe, Digital-Learning Expert, The Diamond Club presented Jaimen Hudson with The Diamond Club Online Achievement Award

 

WAFarmers and Rural Bank Agriculture Award

Tom Curnow, 20 of Scaddan intends to be a sustainable and innovative farmer who can encourage young people to follow in his footsteps. He has dedicated himself to the farm after his father died two years ago defending their community from a large bushfire. The fire burnt through much of the community, including the family farm. Tom advocates within the media for fire safety as a member of his local fire brigade. His father would be proud.

Trent Kensett-Smith, CEO, WAFarmers and Simon Dundon, Rural Bank presented Tom Curnow with the WAFarmers and Rural Bank Agriculture Award

 

WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award

Jordan Foster - YSafe Solutions, 27 of Innaloo founded ySafe whilst completing her Masters in Psychology. Employing psychologists, educators, and law enforcement personnel, ySafe has delivered cyber safety education to 70,000 students, 10,000 Parents and 1,000 teachers. ySafe saw a 110% increase in profit in 2017 and was an Australian Anthill Cool Company Awards Finalist. ySafe is a regular point of contact for the media on cyber safety stories.

Brian Nicholson, Distribution Manager, SME, WFI Insurance presented Jordan Foster with the WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award