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9 February, 2021

Somerset Australia Day Awards

Young Citizen of the Year was awarded to year 12 student, Vaani Bhatt.

Young Citizen Award

Young Citizen of the Year was awarded to year 12 student, Vaani Bhatt.

“Vaani is described by her peers as a role model who continuously strives to excel and positively influence those around her,” Cr Lehmann said.

“She has received several awards recognising her leadership skills, teamwork and commitment to assisting the community.”

Community Group of the year was awarded to the Lowood Community Action Group for their commitment to helping those in need with food, clothing and vegetables. The Sports Award was presented to Beau Devey for his sportsmanship while participating at representative futsal competitions.  

The morning also included an address by Australia Day Ambassador, Robert (Bob Atkinson) AO APM who worked with the Queensland Police Service for more than four decades including more than a decade as the Qld Police Commissioner.


A special presentation was also made to Esk resident, Beryl Butler, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Australia Day.  The morning also included a citizenship ceremony recognising 25 new Australians.  

Somerset Australia Day Award winners:

Community Group of the Year: Lowood Community Action Group Inc.

Sports Award: Beau Devey

Young Citizen of the Year: Vaani Bhatt

Citizen of the Year: Patti Jaenke

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