Antonia Kyriakos wins at the Cumberland Young Champions Awards

·

Antonia Kyriakos took out the award for Outstanding Employee, Trainee & Vocational student at the inaugural Cumberland Young Champions Awards on Sunday, June 19.

Over a hundred young achievers from all over Cumberland were honoured at an inspirational and glittering awards ceremony.

“I’m very grateful for this opportunity and I just hope everyone in the workplace my age always strives to be the best employee they can!” Antonia, a student of Cedron College, said.

The 17-year-old was nominated by her workplace, Kmart Merrylands, for being an outstanding member of the store’s team, where she works in customer service and layby.

The Cumberland Young Champions Awards was initiated by local entrepreneur, Brian Laul, Chairperson of Rainbow Crossing Inc., to acknowledge the achievements of our young people under 19 and to celebrate the contributions they make to our wider community. It is a one-of-its-kind event in the Cumberland LGA.

Antonia Kyriakos.

“It is my hope that these awards will inspire young people of all backgrounds to rise above their difficulties and pursue a journey of excellence,” Mr Laul said.

“We have so many talented and passionate under-19s creating positive changes and sometimes just a pat on the back, a little appreciation, can make a real difference and give them the determination to go even further.”

Mr Laul noted that the judges were impressed with Antonia’s nomination because she also manages every aspect of her own business, which she started in October 2021. Called Everlasting Florettes & Co, Antonia makes beautiful and immaculate dried and preserved floral arrangements.

The stories of achievement told from stage at the gala awards evening were truly inspirational.

Young people of all abilities, who have made outstanding contributions during the year in fields such as art, sport, academics and innovation, were applauded by an auditorium packed with local luminaries.

As the evening’s host, Julieanne Horsman from C91.3 exclaimed: “What a gathering of goodness in a single packed room!”

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Thanasi Kokkinakis qualifies for Madrid Open

Thanasi Kokkinakis defeated Austria's Dominic Thiem in two sets in the final round of the 2024 Madrid Open qualifiers to secure a spot.

Saharan dust phenomena engulfs skies across Greece

Athens and southern parts of Greece were again enveloped in Saharan dust on Tuesday, with hues of yellow and orange filling the skies with...

‘Axion Esti’ concert to be celebrated in three Australian cities

Composer Mikis Theodorakis' stirring musical oratorio "Axion Esti" to lyrics by Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseus Elytis set for Australia.

Greek Orthodox Community of SA youth enjoy Easter craft workshop

The Greek Orthodox Community of SA (GOCSA) youth took part in an Orthodox Easter Workshop on Sunday, April 21 at Olympic Hall.

Voting, Citizenship, Identity: Interview with Consul General of Greece in Adelaide, George Psiachas

In his exclusive interview with The Greek Herald, Consul General of Greece in Adelaide, George Psiachas unpacks core responsibilities.

You May Also Like

Archbishop Makarios visits St Basil’s Fawkner as borders reopen

Arriving in Melbourne, his first stop was the facilities of the St Basil's nursing home in the suburb of Fawkner.

Greek cabinet reshuffled as new ministers sworn in

Greece’s cabinet has been reshuffled after the public order and tourism ministers were replaced and a civil protection ministry was created.

City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas to stand as an Independent at local elections

City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas has confirmed he will stand as an Independent candidate at the next Local Government Elections.