Congratulations to our Round 19 Winners

Posted on June 18, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized
On Tuesday 10th June more than 200 people made their way to the Koorliny Arts Centre to celebrate and support the nominees for Round 19 of the LyriK Awards. 36 nominations were received for this round, the second highest number of nominations we have ever received! Thanks to all those community members who took the time to complete a nomination form and recognise these

36 nominations were received for this round, the second highest number of nominations we have ever received!

young people – without you these awards would not be possible. The high number and standard of nominations is aPerformerstestament to quality of young people who call Kwinana home and shows the wider community that there are many young people in Kwinana who are actively and positively contributing to the community.

The night was again catered by the talented staff and students at Bertram Primary School. Along with stirring performances from local young artists Tanesha Bennell and Naomi Hart, and an energetic routine from Dance 4 Africa, the audience were well and truly treated! The ceremony was also emceed by Kwinana Junior Mayor Grace Taylor, who also presented some awards along with Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams and LyriK Sponsor Susan Weary (Alcoa).

The winners for Round 19 are:
Anisya Qasrina Mohd Ariff
(Respect Award Winner)
Anisya was nominated for the Respect Award by her teacher Mrs Roberts for being a kind, caring and helpful class member. Anisya actively participates in classroom discussions and models respect by always listening to others ideas. Anisya happily works alongside her pees and regularly assists those who are having difficulty showing respect.

Jessika Kokot-Cook Jessika
(Achievement Award Winner)
Jessika was nominated by Nigel Morrison for involvement with the Urban GATE Program run at the Zone. Whilst involved with this program, Jessika was dedicated to her learning and continually strived to reach the goals set before her. Jessika was actively involved in the achievements of other members of the group, often assisting them where possible to ensure they could all move on to the next task. Since her involvement with the Urban GATE Program, Jessika has volunteered her time to by helping run activities at the Zone and has participated in the Change it Up Program – a two day workshop that encourages participants to create a project that will benefit Kwinana. For her project, Jessika hopes organise workshops for young people with drug & alcohol issues that will help them seek support.

Brock Moore
(Inspiration Award)
Brock was nominated by Steven Jones for his involvement at the footy club. Brock is a gifted footballer who has shown tremendous leadership skills and who regularly inspires the younger members of the club. For the last 2 years, Brock has given up his Saturdays to assist the Auskick kids with skill development and umpiring. He is often the first to arrive at the ground and the last to leave and regularly inspires his team mates through his on-field achievements and words of encouragement for others. Brock inspires his team mates and his club to be better and aim higher and is a worthy recipient of the inspiration award.

The Gilmore Brekky Club Volunteers – Jordan Harris & Breanna UptonGilmore Brekky Club
(Mateship Award Winners)
Jordan and Breanna were nominated for their commitment to volunteering at the Gilmore College Breakfast Club. Through their involvement with the Brekky Club, Jordan and Breanna have shown to mateship to their peers by ensuring that students are given the best possible start to the day by having breakfast. The commitment to volunteer requires the girls to be at school by 7:45am on the morning they volunteer and their dedication shows others that you are never too young to volunteer in the community. Their friendly smiles, encouraging chats and kind service all contribute to the well being of fellow students at Gilmore College.

Bertram Senior Choir

The Bertram Senior Choir
(Teamwork Award Winners)
The Bertram Senior Choir were nominated by their choir teacher, Tracy Lamb, for the way in which they have worked together to impress and inspire the Bertram School community with their performances. The group emulates positivity and enthusiasm and are role models for the other student in the school. The group also has a strong willingness to learn and regularly challenge their singing abilities. Throughout the remainder of the year the group will begin to perform at events outside of the school, with one of these events being the WA Schools Music Society event at the Crown Theatre in Burswood!

Mikayla ArmitageMikayla
(Leadership Award Winner – 10-14 age group)
Mikayla was nominated in the Leadership category by Sandra Leef for her dedication to making and selling loom bands in the shape of the Breast Cancer ribbon to raise money for and awareness of the cause. Mikayla has generated a lot of awareness and interest through people supporting her idea on facebook and has managed to sell a good number of ribbons. Through all this, Mikayla has maintained a humble attitude and has inspired other young people to consider ways that they could make a difference. Mikayla is a fantastic role model to her peers and a deserving recipient of the Leadership Award.

Camp Kulin Counsellors

Camp Kulin Counsellors
(Leadership Award Winners – 15-18 age group)
The Camp Kulin Counsellors were nominated by Tanya Dupagne for their dedication and commitment to volunteering as Camp Counsellors for young people aged 8-12 years old. Camp Kulin works with young people affected by domestic violence and abuse or who come from at risk backgrounds and seeks to teach them communication and leadership skills whilst building their self esteem. The Counsellors give up their own school holidays to run these activities for the campers, often working over 16 hours per day during the camps. The Counsellors are extremely patient and approach each day with a great sense of humour. Due to the number of Kwinana young people who attend Camp Kulin, the counsellors have also become positive role models within the Kwinana community.

Unfortunately, due to the high number of nominations not every young person could be announced as a winner. However, each young person that was nominated was thoroughly deserving of the recognition they received. Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees! We will look forward to seeing what you continue to achieve in the future.

Keep an eye out for the opening of nominations for Round 20 of the LyriK Awards!

The Nominees