Nominees rewarded for improving their communities

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Allison Burnett and Josef Bandera.
Camera IconAllison Burnett and Josef Bandera.

Four young South West residents have been nominated for the 2019 Seven News Young Achiever Awards.

Josef Bandera of Australind, Sebastian Schiano of Capel, and Dalyellup teens Aldo Bosman and Andrew Beattie, were all nominated for their achievements within their communities.

The awards are designed to acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of all young people up to the age of 29 throughout the State.

Mr Bandera was nominated for the Catholic Education Western Australia Young Leadership Award, the Masonic Care WA/Freemasons WA CommunityService and Volunteering Award and the Royal Flying Doctor Regional Service Award.

He was nominated for his work in the establishment of the WA iSports Inc and his involvement with the City of Bunbury Disability Access and Inclusion team, working towards making Bunbury the most accessible regional city in Australia.

Mr Schiano was nominated for the Royal Flying Doctor Regional Service Award, elected as Western Australia’s youngest known councillor, elected at the age of 18 to the Shire of Capel.

Aldo Bosman and Andrew Beattie were both nominated for the Surge Fitness Sports Award, designed to recognise dedication, morality, sportsmanship and contribution to the sporting community.

Applications for the awards opened on September 13 and will close on January 10.

The winners will be announced on May 25 at a function hosted at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth.

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