LIST: South Burnett Australia Day heroes

Nanango's 177 Army Cadet Unit presented the flags. 316563_01

On Sunday 22 January, the South Burnett came together in Nanango to recognise some of the region’s best at the Australia Day Awards.

The South Burnett Regional Council Australia Day awards ceremony was a chance to champion some of the region’s community heroes.

MAJOR REGIONAL AWARDS:

South Burnett Citizen of the Year -Rowena Dionysius (Read more: https://bit.ly/3jqvSRc )

South Burnett Young Citizen of the Year -Sienna Spencer (Read more: https://bit.ly/3HuUznq )

South Burnett Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service -Dr Graham McAllister (Read more: https://bit.ly/3YcIn1u )

South Burnett Community Organisation -South Burnett Park Runs (Wondai, Nanango and Proston) (Read more: https://bit.ly/3DyqzG1 )

South Burnett Lifetime Achievement -Joy Fennell, Michael Bishop and Cynthia Hatchett (Read more: https://bit.ly/3HPdjPP )

South Burnett Volunteer of the Year -Donald Davey (Read more: https://bit.ly/40oTbLG )

CULTURAL AWARDS:

South Burnett Cultural Award (Senior) -Glenda Geraghty (Read more: https://bit.ly/3Y9c7wo )

South Burnett Cultural Award (Junior) -Mitchell Howlett (Read more: https://bit.ly/3Yl3Vcp )

SPORTS AWARDS:

South Burnett Sportsperson of the Year (Senior) -Brenna Prendergast (Read more: https://bit.ly/40k9cTl )

South Burnett Sportsperson of the Year (Junior) -Sarah Kidman (Read more: https://bit.ly/3WXCdkH )

South Burnett Sportsperson of the Year (Coach/Official or Administrator) -Scott Prendergast (Read more: https://bit.ly/40n8AMx )

LOCAL ACHIEVER AWARDS:

Nanango -Brenda Fleming (Read more: https://bit.ly/3X21nPc )

Kumbia – Stephanie Stevens (Read more: https://bit.ly/3RJEIGB )

Kingaroy -Winner: Karmen Cleveland (Nominees for the Kingaroy Award: Donald Davey, Karmen Cleveland (both absent).)

Karmen was not able to attend the day but she has given contributed a lot to the local area, whether it be through her P and C Presidency position at the Kingaroy State School, advocating long-term benefits for the community, planting and maintaining gardens, showing immense leadership, and continually looking for ways to improve and develop the learning environment for the students at the school.

She has been described as a local hero and her community has expressed their admiration, praise, and encouragement for all the work Karmen has achieved.

Murgon -Aaron Stephan (More: https://bit.ly/3JysZsj )

Proston -Nicholas Blanch (More: https://bit.ly/3HMIDyT )

Hivesville -Barbara Hockey (Read more: https://bit.ly/3Hrm5SP )

Wondai/Tingoora -Karen Chambers (Read more: https://bit.ly/3Y3p6A4 )

Blackbutt/ Benarkin – Emeric Charles (More: https://bit.ly/3HPcOFr )