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2022 7News Young Achiever Awards winners announced


Katherine Hawkins from DHS presents the winners – John /Alex Kelly and Shaquille Likouresis

On Friday 6 May 2022, 14 Young Achiever Award winners were announced during a Gala Dinner Awards Presentation, in front of an audience of over 300 people.

The Young Achiever Awards aim to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people.

The Department of Human Services sponsored two awards this year which celebrate achievements in  the Pride Award and the Aboriginal Achievement Award categories.

Department of Human Services Aboriginal Achievement Award

Shaquille Likouresis is the winner of the Department of Human Services Aboriginal Achievement Award. He is a proud Arrabunna man who loves giving back to his community through his involvement in sports and as a Community Constable with SA Police.

Department of Human Services Pride Award

John/Alex Kelly — the Winner of the Department of Human Services Pride Award — is an autistic, queer and gender-fluid youth who has served as the regional secretary for Amnesty International Australia SA/NT and is currently working as a men’s project worker at South Australian Sex Industry Network.

We couldn't be prouder of the inspiring young leaders who received honours at the 7News Young Achievers Awards, please join us in celebrating their innovation and commitment to their communities.

2022 SA Young Achiever of the Year

The 2022 SA Young Achiever of the Year was awarded to Callum MacPherson, taking out the major honour for his contributions to men’s mental health.

The Awards night was the culmination of a successful year with hundreds of nominations received from across South Australia. To view a full list of the 2022 winners, visit the 7News Young Achiever Awards website.

Page last updated : 11 May 2022

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