Jessica Webb with the Bronwyn Donaghy Award she received two years ago for her efforts on reconciliation.
Jessica Webb with the Bronwyn Donaghy Award she received two years ago for her efforts on reconciliation. The Northern Star

Awards a 'KIC' along for our kids

THE Kids In Community (KIC) Awards night recognises the efforts of young people between 13 and 18 years of age to help others in many of our North Coast communities.

Secretary Maria Kelly said teenagers like them should be praised.

"Many of our young people deserve recognition for the support and service they give to others, roles that sometimes go unnoticed and unheralded," Mrs Kelly said.

"The awards, even nominations, raise the profile of youth in a positive way and that in itself should show how positive these young people's roles are."

In previous years, KIC awards have recognised the efforts of Ben Cooper, Jessica Webb, The Trinity Catholic College Immersion Group and teacher Steve Wilcox.

Ben Cooper continues to highlight problems facing the gay and lesbian community despite facing death threats last year. He won the 2007 Community Support (19-25 years) Award.

In 2006, the then-Lismore High School student Jessica Webb was recognised for her tireless efforts toward reconciliation by being given the inaugural Bronwyn Donaghy Award. Jessica's actions were recognised as embodying the true spirit of KIC. Since then Jessica has begun studies in medicine in Sydney.

Nominations close on May 31, with the awards night being held on August 5 at the Lismore Workers Club. Forms are available at www.kic.com.au and more information is available by emailing info@kic.com.au or by phoning Maria Kelly on 6624 4053.


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