Recognition for high achievers
HIGH-ACHIEVING indigenous youngsters were celebrated at an awards ceremony on Monday as part of NAIDOC Week.
The NAIDOC Community Awards recognised the excellence of young Aboriginal people in education, sport, and arts and culture.
Coffs Harbour City Councillor Bob Palmer presented the awards to recipients at C.ex Coffs Legends Room following the NAIDOC Week Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commemoration Service.
Highly commended certificates were awarded to finalists prior to the announcement of the winners.
In the education section, Gemma Wolter took out the senior prize and Takisha Bale won the junior section.
Coffs Harbour basketballer Tyler Donovan won the junior sports section and Nathan Cunningham the senior.
Well-known community radio host and Deadly Factor talent show organiser Lockie Skinner won the junior section of the Arts and Culture award and Elaina Ahoy took out the senior prize.