Just ‘stoked’ to be nominated

Chey SleemanAlbany Advertiser

Mt Barker’s Heather York has been nominated for a prestigious Catholic Education Award at the Western Australian Young Achiever Awards.

More than 500 guests attended the presentation which took place at the Pan Pacific Perth at the weekend.

Ms York was nominated for her contributions to her community — as a political leader, a small business (cafe) owner and a supporter of local producers.

“I was grateful to be nominated, and a bit surprised, to be honest,” she said.

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“Amazing people get nominated and I was stoked to be in the same group as them.”

People from across the WA regions attended the event. “It’s made me realise how I have such a platform and such an opportunity to influence other people,” she said.

Ms York spoke about how young people can motivate other generations to do more and provide a better future.

“When young people speak up, other people listen. It’s made me realise I can use my platform to encourage others,” she said.

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