The positive contributions of local youth to our community will be in the spotlight this Friday night at the second NOVO Youth Awards.
Eighty-five young people were nominated across eight categories, recognising achievements in sport, academics, volunteering and the arts.
Swan Hill Rural City Council Mayor Les McPhee said the selection panel for the awards had a tough job.
“The nominations were all very high quality and really showcased the various talents of our region’s young people,” Cr McPhee said.
“It was also great to see nominations from across the municipality, including Swan Hill, Robinvale and Beverford”.
Cr McPhee also highlighted the hard work and dedication from members of NOVO Youth Council into these awards.
“NOVO put a lot of time and effort into creating these awards and planning the event. And it seems quite fitting that the awards to celebrate and recognise our local youth have been created by a group who perfectly fit that description.”
The Swan Hill NOVO Youth Awards are on this Friday from 6pm to 10:30pm at the Swan Hill Town Hall. Tickets are available for $5 and can be purchase from Youth Inc (50-52 Campbell Street, Swan Hill).
The dress code for the evening is semi-formal and the ceremony will include nibbles, a light dinner and live entertainment by local bands Twenty18 and The Kelly Sisters.
The awards have been made possible thanks to the following generous sponsors: Swan Hill Rural City Council, Freeza, The Victorian State Government, National Youth Week, Youth Affairs Council Victoria, Swan Hill Lions Club, Kip McGrath Swan Hill, Sunrise Rotary Club, Richardson Dance Studios and The Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.