The Young Achiever Awards were held in Darwin recently with four members of the PFES family recognised for their achievements.
These awards commemorate inspiring, dynamic individuals under the age of 26.
Lachlan Way was the Somerville Community Service award winner.
Lachlan is an apprentice electrician and a member of the Howard Springs Volunteer Fire Brigade.
He is the youngest crew leader in the volunteer ranks. Lachlan has been a member since he was 16 having been influenced by his parents Bronte and Maxine who are Vice-Captain and Captain respectively.
Lachlan is also a wildlife carer and catcher and does contract work for Parks and Wildlife in his spare time. Congratulations Lachlan on a well deserved award.
Bianca Stubbs was a semi-finalist in the same category. Bianca is the daughter of Wayne Stubbs who is the Auxiliary Fire Captain in Katherine and her mother Lee-Anne is an Ambulance volunteer.
Bianca is 15 years old and is a St John Ambulance Cadet. She was involved in the rescue of a young girl that was thrown from a ride at the Katherine Show last year.
Bianca was the St John Cadet of the Year for 2011.
Two members of the Northern Territory Early Intervention Pilot Program (NTEIPP) team received awards.
Peter Fletcher, the Katherine member of the NTEIPP team was recognised in the ‘Career Achievement’ category as a semi finalist.
Lauren Moss, NTEIPP’s Resource Officer took out the category – Excellence in Youth Leadership.
NTEIPP also received a big plug at the event - recognising the importance of its cause and the great work of Lauren and Pete to promote the program.
Congratulations to all nominees and winners.