Youths make a difference
YOUNG people in the Warwick Shire are making a difference. Their contributions to the shire were recognised through the 2005 Living Leaders calendar. A calendar will also be organised this year for 2006 by the Warwick Shire Council's Young Ambassadors. Warwick District Youth Service community youth worker Pam Burley said the calendar highlighted a different youth leader each month. Last year, the living leaders were chosen under a range of categories, includ-ing art, academic, other cultures, music and indigenous. "It's great to highlight the diversity of young people in our shire. It raises awareness about how much young people currently contribute to our lifestyle in the shire,'' Mrs Burley said. Last year's winner of the category for leadership, Lachlan Cameron, said he did not know he had been nominated. "It was great to think that the community recognised me,'' Mr Cameron said. He said the calendar was especially beneficial for youths who hadn't received recognition before, as it motivated them to continue what they were doing for the community. Nomination forms will be made available at schools, the TAFE and service clubs. The youth ambassadors will meet this week to finalise details, and nomination forms should be made available next week.