The health and physical education teacher won the WA Child Safety Volunteer Award for his work with not-for-profit organisation Fair Game.
The Fair Game Kimberley co-ordinator visits rural towns every school holiday to work with youth.
‘Most of the communities we visit have high youth suicide rates, and to spend school holidays with these kids so they are busy and having fun is awesome,’ Mr Scanlon said.
‘I just love what I do and the altruistic reward is good enough for me.’
Mr Scanlon said his $1000 prizemoney would be donated to Fair Game to help fund its next trip in October.