ROCHESTER’S Annette Waters has reached the semi-finals of the Victorian Young Achiever Awards.
The 17-year-old is a finalist in the First National Real Estate Leadership Award — one of 10 categories in the awards.
Annette hopes to be a positive young voice in regional and rural communities.
‘‘I was nominated by the Rochester Lions Club and I am extremely proud,’’ Annette told the Campaspe News in January.
‘‘It means a lot to me.’’
The awards aim to encourage, reward and most importantly promote the positive achievements of young Victorians 29 and under.
Annette is a charter member of the Rochester Leo Club, a youth representative on the Lions 2016 District Cabinet, chair of Campaspe Shire’s Youth Advisory Group, and a young carer.
She is passionately committed to strengthening the voice of young people and making rural communities better places to live.
The finalists for the Victorian Young Achiever Awards will be announced today.
Winners will be announced at an awards gala presentation dinner on Friday, May 18 at Flemington – The Event Centre. All nominees will be presented with a framed certificate to honour their achievements.