SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards

2016 Winners of the Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards

 

The 2016 category winners onstage together at the Gala Presentation Dinner, along with MC for the evening Will McDonald, Presenter, Nine News.

 

Overall Winner - Channel 9 Young Achiever of the Year

Marcellus Enalanga, 19 of Port Pirie has been a key driver in developing a Youth Engagement Strategy in conjunction with Aboriginal Health Workers. Volunteering with Country Health SA, Marcellus organised a South Australian Aboriginal Youth Summit and Tarpari Wellbeing Day, showcasing Aboriginal health and culture. He is an active member of the SA Youth Parliament and a Taskforce Mentor. This year, Marcellus will travel to Vanuatu for the Australian Volunteers International Indigenous Youth Challenge Program. The skills and knowledge gained will assist Marcellus in his own community.

The Honourable Susan Close MP, Minister for Education and Child Development presents Marcellus Enalanga as the 2016 Premier's Channel 9 Young Achiever of the Year.

 

AustralianSuper Career Kick Start Award

Jasmin Parasiers, 23 of Woodville Park is the founder of Intuition Tutoring Services and has been tutoring students for the past eight years. In addition to running her own business, Jasmin is completing a PhD in History and works full time as a Research Project Co-ordinator. She has been elected the Secretary of the Association of Secondary Research Teachers and works heavily in assessment leadership. In 2014, Jasmine was a winner in the Anthill Magazine’s 2014 Young Entrepreneur 30 Under 30 Award.

Randolph Nevis, Business Partnership Manager, AustralianSuper presented Jasmin Parasiers with the Career Kick Start Award.

 

Flinders Ports Environment Award

Madison Turley, 16 of Port Elliot has created an environmental program called “Don't Waste Our Wave”. She has educated over 400 students and young lifesavers about the environmental impact of rubbish. A member of the EcoSurf group, Maddie spearheaded the “What Lies Beneath” Project, developing education resources for over 3,000 junior surf life savers. She presented the “What Lies Beneath project” at the 2015 SA State Coastal Conference. In 2014 Maddie received the Middle School Mayo Leadership Award and 2015, the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership Award.

Alison Snel (left), Communications & Marketing Manager, Flinders Ports presented Madison Turley (right) with the Enviornment Award.

 

Hostworks Online Achievement Award

Zoe Bogner, 28 of Seacliff Park is an online developer, using digital tools to improve wellbeing, safety and storytelling. Zoe set up the online platform The Learning Together project; for children and families living with diabetes. The Healthy Kids Check Project was an initiative for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital improving the standard of child health checks. Volunteering with ActNow Theatre, Zoe coordinated social media campaigns, digital media, online presence and advertising. She also developed web applications to be used in theatre performances and workshops.

Jessica Doherty (left), Chief of Staff, Hostworks presented Zoe Bogner (right) with the Online Achievement Award.

 

Multicultural Youth South Australia Spirit of Resilience Award

Aref Ahmadi, 25 of Brooklyn Park was only 14 when his family fled Afghanistan and arrived in Australia as refugees. He graduated in 2013 and works as a full time accountant. Aref has volunteered for 5 years mentoring 'At Risk' young people, assisting them to successfully complete schooling. He has raised over $5,000 for the Grange Lawn Tennis Club, where he is also Treasurer. Aref hosts an annual multicultural tennis tournament, encouraging refugee kids to get involved, breaking down barriers to settlement like racism and social isolation.

Tamara Stewart-Jones, Director, Multicultural Youth SA presented Aref Ahmadi with the Spirit of Resilience Award.

 

Office for Youth Aboriginal Achievement Award

Kimberley Hunter, 23 of North Plympton is using her skills as an Occupational Therapist to help bring about change to social determinants impacting on the health of Indigenous people. During her studies, Kimberley visited central Australia to promote health careers and volunteered for AIME, mentoring Indigenous High School students. Kimberley is a member of the Indigenous Allied Health Australia Group and presented at the 2015 national conference, also winning the ‘Future Leader in Indigenous Allied Health Award’. She is currently working at the UniSA, Department of Rural Health as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Allied Health Officer.

The Honourable Susan Close MP (left), Minister for Education and Child Development presented Kimberley Hunter (right) with the Aboriginal Achievement Award.

 

Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Health Award

Tamra Karolewicz, 23 of Port Lincoln has a Bachelor of Medical Science, Masters of Optometry and in 2014 received the Clinical Excellence Award in Optometry. In addition to her optometry work in Port Lincoln and significant voluntary commitment, she undertakes fortnightly trips to Ceduna to give eye care to Indigenous communities and people living in remote areas. This year, Tamra aims to implement a new culturally safe eye examination procedure to benefit Indigenous communities, and a school policy to protect children’s vision.

Angela Tridente (left), Director, Recruitment, Rural Doctors Workforce Agency presented Tamra Karolewicz (right) with the Rural Health Award.

 

Santos Regional Service Award

Marcellus Enalanga, 19 of Port Pirie has been a key driver in developing a Youth Engagement Strategy in conjunction with Aboriginal Health Workers. Volunteering with Country Health SA, Marcellus organised a South Australian Aboriginal Youth Summit and Tarpari Wellbeing Day, showcasing Aboriginal health and culture. He is an active member of the SA Youth Parliament and a Taskforce Mentor. This year, Marcellus will travel to Vanuatu for the Australian Volunteers International Indigenous Youth Challenge Program. The skills and knowledge gained will assist Marcellus in his own community.

Mark Mayfield (left), Stakeholder Adviser, Santos Limited presented Marcellus Enalanga (right) with the Regional Service Award.


Scouts SA Youth Leadership Award

Callum Pope, 18 of Rostrevor was a participant just three years ago with The Operation Flinders Foundation, a wilderness adventure program for young offenders and young people at risk. After successfully completing three training weekends, Callum progressed to become a Peer Group Mentor. Staff at the Foundation describe him as “a great mentor, role model and a leader.” Callum volunteers, assists with school drama productions, and balances his schooling with caring for his father who has Cerebral Palsy. Callum has applied to join the Army to further develop his leadership skills.

Harry Long, Chief Commissioner, Scouts SA presented Callum Pope with the Leadership Award.

 

The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award

Donovan Christie, 26 of Goodwood is an established visual artist specialising in urban landscapes and streetscapes. He has had 13 solo exhibitions, been a part of over 100 group exhibitions, ran his own art gallery and curated over 30 exhibitions. Donovan works with HYPA to hold workshops for at risk teens in the community and has donated several art pieces to charity auctions, including painting live in front of 300 guests at the Sight for All charity fundraiser. Donovan has won many awards and prizes and was recently featured in the Wonderwalls Exhibition.

John Lazarou (left), Director, The Coffee Club presented Donovan Christie (right) with the Arts and Fashion Award.

 

The University of Adelaide Faculty of Sciences - Science and Technology Award

Hannah Wardill, 25 of Adelaide is currently completing her PhD in Medicine, focusing on some of the most debilitating side effects associated with anti-cancer treatment. She has been invited to visit international research laboratories and present her work at international cancer research symposiums. Hannah was invited to the University of California, San Diego to present her most recent research at the Biomedical Research Facility. She has published extensively and has received extensive media exposure. Hannah’s research has the real potential to positively impact the clinical outcomes for cancer patients.

Professor Robert Hill, Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences, The University of Adelaide presented Hannah Wardill with the Science and Technology Award.

 

Worldwide Printing Solutions Sports Award

Rohan Dennis, 25 of Vale Park was the first yellow jersey wearer in the 2015 Tour de France and established a new record average speed for an individual time trial. He was a silver medal winner in the team pursuit at the 2012 Olympic Games and was second in the 2014 Commonwealth Games time trial. He won the 2015 USA Pro Challenge leading both the sprint and mountain classifications after four stages. In an epic battle, Rohan took out the overall victory in the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under.

Rob Dallimore (left), Managing Director, Worldwide Printing Solutions announced Rohan Dennis (pictured insert) as the Sports Award winner. Rohan was in Spain preparing for upcoming events and was represented by his father Russell (right).