Zonta recognises young women for leadership skills

Sweet smell of success for Year 12 students, including Megan Rapeport.
Sweet smell of success for Year 12 students, including Megan Rapeport.

Megan was presented with the Young Women in Public Affairs Award, recognising leadership skills and many hours of voluntary work with young people and Amnesty International.

Other finalists were Emily Jansen from Churchlands Senior High School and Tessa Lim from St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School in Karrinyup.

Almost 80 people attended the Kott Gunning-sponsored awards night at Lake Karrinyup Country Club, where finalists spoke about ‘the woman who inspires me most’.

Megan’s choice was Mexico’s Frida Kahlo, Emily spoke about marathon runner Turia Pitt and Tess on her great-grandmother in China.

‘The finalists were again outstanding and truly inspirational in what they had to say,’ Zonta publicity officer Dawn Newman said.

The 1996 winner Demelza Ireland was MC for the night. Other winners Ditz Teng, Rosalinda Wren, Amber Newton and Emilie Fitzgerald also attended.