Oh my gosh! I was blown away when I learnt that my maths teacher Miss Hickey had nominated me for the Moreton Bay Regional Council Australia Day Awards. Not just one, but two! Young Citizen Award and the Environmental Achievement Award.
I did not expect to be coming home with any, but so excited to share with you that I have in fact won the Environmental Achievement Award for 2015
In 2014 I had won the Young Citizen Award, so I was not expecting this at all!
I was up against a amazing lady, Mrs Diane Oxenford. A lovely lady that lives on Bribie Island and gives up her time to help our sea turtles, as well as other wildlife and marine animals. Mrs Oxenford can be found each and every day riding the beaches in search of turtle tracks. Ready to record the nests and movement of our endangered sea turtles.
Mrs Oxenford has always been amazing and made sure to give me time to stop and chat and find out about my next adventures or dreams in regards to our beautiful animals. I feel honoured to be nominated beside you and your amazing drive and compassion for our wildlife and environment.
It was a wonderful night. Not only did I win a category, but so did my friend Lakeisha Patterson (Lucky) for Sportsperson of the Year and a past student of St Columbans College Ms Hannah Granger who won Young Citizen of the Year with her tireless work for the Leukaemia Foundation
Thank you Moreton Bay Council for putting on the Australia Day Awards. It is a amazing night. A night were you feel appreciated for all the hard work and long hours you do for your passion.
Of course none of this would have been possible without the amazing support I get from my parents, family and friends. To all the runners that come to the ZOO RUN’s, the Car Rallies, or just buys a sausage at my sizzles. Thank you. To all my Facebook and Twitter Friends. Thanks for all the likes and shares. This award is for you as well. Together we can make a difference. I cant wait to meet you all at my “Bribie Gone Wild” Wildlife Festival and ZOO RUN right here on Bribie Island on Saturday the 30th of May!