Western Australian Young Achiever of the Year awards recognise WA’s best

Joondanna resident Radheya Jegatheva (18) has had his short film Irony win international awards and is heading to Japan for a film festival at the end of November. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d475749
Joondanna resident Radheya Jegatheva (18) has had his short film Irony win international awards and is heading to Japan for a film festival at the end of November. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d475749

AN International filmmaker Radheya Jegatheva who taught himself animation has won the Western Australian Young Achiever of the Year award held on Saturday at the Pan Pacific Hotel.

The awards acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of all young people

The Catholic Education Western Australia Young Leadership Award was awarded to Shelley Cable , (23) who presented recommendations on financial literacy to the UN and co-directed the social media campaign ‘100 Days of Deadly Mob’, promoting 100 Indigenous heroes.

The Innovation Award went to Willetton resident Ciara Duffy, (23) who is completing a PhD investigating the ability of honeybee venom to treat triple-negative breast cancer.

Nikki Wormald (21) was awarded the WA Community Service and Volunteering Award for her work on the Friday Night Girl’s Program for her local Police-Citizens Youth Club.

The School Drug Education and Road Aware Health and Wellbeing Award went to Scott Guerini (11) for his work on the ‘Scott’s Great Walk’ .

While the Environment and Sustainability Award went to Tanya McKenna for developing eco-friendly apartments as part of her ‘Nature Inspired Eco House’ campaign.

The Sports Award went to Fremantle Dockers captain and V Swans manager Kara Donnellan for her work in the education and community development department of the Swan Districts Football Club.

The Online Achievement Award and Peoples Choice award went aerial drone photographer and cinema Jaimen Hudson .

The Agriculture Award went to Tom Curnow,

The Small Business Achiever Award was won by Jordan Foster.

The Arts and Fashion Award was awarded to Radheya Jegatheva.

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