9 May 2018
Orange mayor Reg Kidd had congratulated the latest winners of the Orange Youth of the Month awards.
“It’s fantastic when you see three young people who are making such a great contribution to our community,” Cr Reg Kidd said. “The work they are each doing is very different but amazing in its own way.”
Ashely Hudson, 21, finds time to compete in local sports including netball, basketball and touch football, while also a university studying criminal law course and community services at TAFE.
Ashley has also recently taken a place on the Youth Action NSW Health Advisory Committee that’s reviewing access to health services.
Grace McRae, 15, recently signed up at Orange City Council’s community services wing for her James Sheahan High School work experience program and went on to play a major part in running the recent Elders Olympics. Grace is also active in sports, placing 3rd in a state-wide shot put competition.
AWARD : Orange mayor Reg Kidd presented youth of the months awards to (l. to r.) Ashley Hudson, Grace McRae and Erik Cortes.
Erik Cortes, 17, a Year 11 student at the Orange Christian School, has put his ability to speak three different languages to work as a volunteer in orphanages in third world countries. As a member of the Orange Multicultural Hub he also helps organise events which welcome new migrants and members of the multicultural community.
“Both Erik and Ashley are members of our local Youth Action Council and it’s tremendous that our community is benefitting from young people of this calibre,” Cr Reg Kidd said.