Kāpiti youth recognised with Shout Out Awards
The ‘Shout Out Awards’ paid tribute to a number of young people in Kāpiti who have made a real difference in their communities.
Mayor Ross Church presented the fourth annual Shout Out Awards, open to 12-24 year olds, to the winners of nine different categories at a function held in the Council Chambers.
“The awards recognise these outstandingly talented, committed and generous young people who are making such a difference in their own lives, their schools, workplaces and in the wider community,” Mayor Church said.
“They are leaders, organisers, mentors and role models - truly inspirational, not just for other young people, but for us all.”
This year’s award winners are:
- Expression (arts, music & culture) - Jamie Lewis
- Kaitaiki (environment & sustainability) - Jackson Thompson
- Innovate (youth-led project and innovation) - Te Pūawaitanga o nga Kākano
- Connected (community service)- Reuben Harcourt
- Professional (entrepreneur/business) - Daniel Panter
- Inspire (leadership) - Johannah Kartene-Burge
- Star (positive work-place attitude) - Jordan Richardson
- Strive (overcoming significant barriers) - Sean Prendeville
- Special award - Finnian Galbraith