Central Highlands Council community achievers

YOUNG Bronte Park resident Katelyn Nichols received an Appreciation Award from the Central Highlands Council at the municpality’s Australia Day celebration at the Bothwell Football Club on January 26.

Katelyn Nichols with her award.

Presenting the award, deputy mayor Jim Allwright said the accolade was in appreciation for Katelyn’s contributions to the community including participation in Anzac Day commemorations. Katelyn, 16, volunteers for local Anzac services and was described as being a great mentor to younger school students.

Cr Allwright also noted that at just six years of age Katelyn had been selected with her sister Anastasia to represent Tasmania with the Southern All Stars Cheerleaders.

While attending Bothwell District School, she was always involved in academic, sport and community events and received several awards in recognition of her efforts and diligence. This year she will attend Claremont College.

The Central Highlands Counci’s award for Community Event of the Year went to the Gretna Green Hotel for its support of the community through its local Makers’ Markets.

Main picture: Katelyn Nichols receives her Australia Day Award from Central Highlands Council deputy mayor Jim Allwright.

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