Kangaroo Island 2021 Young Achievers receive awards at the council

AWARD PRESENTATION: Mayor Michael Pengilly watches as Olivia Weatherspoon and Chloe Pittman are congratulated by Roger Williams. Photo: Stan Gorton
AWARD PRESENTATION: Mayor Michael Pengilly watches as Olivia Weatherspoon and Chloe Pittman are congratulated by Roger Williams. Photo: Stan Gorton

Kangaroo Island Young Achievers of the Year for 2021, Chloe Pittman and Olivia Weatherspoon received their awards from the council on Tuesday morning.

The Young Achievers of the Year ceremony usually takes place on Settlement Day on July 27, but the event this year was cancelled due to COVID.

Mayor Michael Pengilly read out the accomplishments of each of the two young women, before they were handed their certificates.

Advance Kingscote Progress Association members were on hand and presented Chloe and Olivia with flowers.

Association president Graeme Connell said the award was a very worthwhile endeavour and the Island's young achievers deserved recognition and encouragement.

Chloe's former employer at Roger's Deli, Roger Williams paid an emotional tribute to his former worker.

"A very special child she is," he said. "We all love you and I am so proud of what you are and where you are going."

Chloe Pittman, 18, is in her final year at KICE and is very active in the school community. She is on the Student Voice leadership group, she designed this year's Year 12 shirt and sits on the formal committee.

Olivia Weatherspoon, 26, has just received her qualifications as an ambulance officer. The mayor paid tribute to Olivia for her efforts during the bushfire disaster, helping organising the donated centre at the Parndana Town Hall and delivering food around the district.

Watch our live stream of the event on The Islander Facebook page.

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