Six Braemar College Students Receive Youth Awards

Congratulations to the six Braemar College students who received recognition at the 2014 Macedon Ranges Youth Awards.

The awards recognise and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of young people aged 12-25, and the contribution they make to the Macedon Ranges community.

Congratulations to:

Antoine, SebastianSebastian Antoine – Music (Individual category: piano and percussion)
Sebastian has played alongside musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Melbourne Town Hall.

He plays at many school and community events.

Jamieson, ConorConor Jamieson – Visual Arts (U18 category: film)
Conor was awarded third place for his film, EYES in the Tropfest JR 2013, the World’s largest short film festival.

He has also experienced success locally winning the first Brown Paper Bag Film Competition in 2012.

Spencer-Stewart, RubyRuby Spencer-Stewart – Mental Health
(Individual category: Live4Life)
Ruby is part of the Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s Live4Life crew, attending monthly meetings to organise and run the comprehensive school based Live4Life mental health promotion program for year eight students in schools across the Macedon Ranges.

Ruby helps to shape and influence the program and how it is delivered including running the classroom activities at her school and assisting in all the major event preparation and facilitation at the beginning and end of the year.

Afonczenko, WilliamWilliam Afonczenko – Sport (Individual category: taekwondo)
William competes in taekwondo at an international level, and also teaches the sport.

William recently competed in the US and Canada and returned home with a bronze medal.

Horsfield, LucetteLucette Horsfield – Sport (Alternative category: ice skating) Lucette ice skates and is climbing her way up the rankings of a very difficult sport. Last year she won the state championship in the elementary level and placed for the national competition. Earlier this year, Lucette travelled to New South Wales for another competition and hopes to place in this year’s national competition.

Lucette trains four days a week for competitions.

Knight, AshleeAshlee Knight – Sport (Team category: Kyneton Youth Girl’s Football Team)

The Kyneton Youth Girls Football team aged 13-18, have several members who have represented their town at an interleague level, at Ballarat Academy and Vic State level.

Being ambassadors for women’s football and Vic Youth Girls Football with a proactive and supportive coach, this team of girls have pioneered girl’s football within the Macedon Ranges and beyond.

Congratulations to these talented and hard working young achievers.

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