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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN YOUTH AWARDS SHOWCASE - Ministerial - 08 May 2003
Minister for Youth, Steph Key, has tonight presented the South Australian Youth Awards Showcase and announced the SA Government Young South Australian of the Year is cycling star Jobie Dajka.

At a dinner at the Novotel Adelaide, 28 finalists were celebrated for their personal achievements and outstanding contributions to the community.

"I am confident that all of the finalists in the awards showcase will have bright futures. I am constantly amazed at the depth of talent and inspiration possessed by the young people of this State," Ms Key said. 

"I would also like to congratulate family, friends, peers and local communities for the support they have given to these young people in aiding them to achieve their goals." 

The Minister also praised the many sponsors that continue to support the showcase. 

SYD MASSEY AGENCIES SPORTS AWARD and SA GOVERNMENT YOUNG SOUTH AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

JOBIE DAJKA

Jobie has been bike-riding since he was three and a half. In 2002, he won a gold and a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, and also won a gold & two silvers at the World Track Championships in Denmark. A world champion, a Commonwealth champion and an international keirin series champion, Jobie continues to compete and win at the highest possible level. As an ambassador for Active Australia in 2002, he persuaded Australians to participate in physical activity. In 2002 and 2003, he donated his world championship medals for the junior categories to The South Australian Cycling Federation State Track Championships. Over the past 12 months, he has also become involved with ‘The Make A Wish Foundation’.

A & J ELECTRICAL AND KONE ELEVATORS YOUTH INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

FAYE ASHWORTH
Faye is studying a double-degree Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Science. As the founder of the Moot Court Bench, Faye has created a significant opportunity for law students to develop professionally relevant schools that will exist for many years to come. Faye has been awarded the prestigious Charles Alan Seymour Hawker Scholarship.

SA DIGITAL MOBILE YOUTH INITIATIVE AWARD

SCOTT ROBERTSON

Scott had a vision for a state-wide program that would educate young people about civics and citizenship. In May 2002, Step to the Future, an initiative of The Australian was held for the first time in Sydney. Scott successfully negotiated that "Step to the Future" will be held in South Australia in October. 

GLASER AND ASSOCIATES YOUTH & COMMUNITY SERVICES AWARD

JENNIFER SCHULZ
Jennifer is a tireless, selfless person who shines as an outstanding member of the Loxton community. Jennifer has made an outstanding commitment to service organisations - particularly St John, UNICEF, local sporting clubs/groups, swimming organisations, working in the area of disability, while completing her studies.

MR CLIP NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT AWARD

AMY RALFS - WINNER
Amy has had a very wide experience in environmental affairs. In 2002 she took part in the Youth Action Summit in the Netherlands and also added her input to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in September. Amy has now commenced work developing a networking project with young people from Australia and the Pacific.

LIFE PRODUCTIONS YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

SHALOM ALMOND

In 2003 Shalom’s short film "Brushstrokes" won several festival awards. In March, she became the recipient of the first round of the Australian ABC 1 SAFC ‘4 Minute Wonders’ competition. Shalom was awarded a grant from the South Australian Youth Arts Board to undertake research and concept development on a documentary in Vietnam.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD

CHERIE HEYES - WINNER
Cherie has won an ‘AFFA Young People in Rural Industries Award’. She has provided leadership on the Women's Industry Board and played a prominent role as Fisheries Extension Officer. She is heavily committed to a more sustainable environment and is leading the nation in developing practical and cost effective solutions to key environmental issues.
 
  
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