The 2022 LyriK Awards named Martha Reeves as Young Person of the Year on 21 June at the Koorliny Arts Centre in recognition of her diverse commitment to the Kwinana community and her capacity to be a beacon of inclusiveness for young people.
Miss Reeves is involved in the Outdoor Adventure Group, The Zone’s “Unique As” program, and the Kwinana Youth Advisory Council.
She worked with minimal support to apply for a grant to host a Neighbour Day event on Calista Oval in March this year.
She was nominated for and won the Teamwork Award before being named Young Person of the Year and is one of 14 awards presented on the night across six categories and two age groups.
Mayor Carol Adams said each category winner received a $250 cash prize to be spent on an opportunity they may not otherwise have, or put it towards a dream they’ve always had.
In addition, a $50 donation will be made to a charity of their choosing.
“Nominations are assessed by a panel and all nominees are also eligible for the Progress Award and the Young Person of the Year Award. The winner of the Progress Award receives a further $250 cash prize and the Young Person of the Year receives a $500 cash prize, plus a $50 donation is made to a charity of their choice,” Mayor Adams said.
“The LyriK Awards are part of the overall LyriK Program that began in 2006 and is run by the City of Kwinana and supported by Alcoa and Coogee.
“Congratulations to all winners this year, and thank you for your meaningful contributions to the Kwinana area,” she said.
LyriK Award winners 2022
Achievement Award (10 - 14 years) Kye Ryan
Achievement Award (15 - 18 years) Sophie Lance
Inspiration Award (10 - 14 years) Mervyn Sullivan
Inspiration Award (15 - 18 years) Teileigha Bennett
Leadership Award (10 - 14 years) Jaxon Chigdey
Leadership Award (15 - 18 years) Kwinana Youth Advisory Council
Respect Award (10 - 14 years) Justin Kickett
Respect Award (15 - 18 years) Tyson Kelly
Teamwork Award (10 - 14 years) Telisha Ryan
Teamwork Award (15 - 18 years) Martha Reeves
Wellbeing Award #1 Rachel Russell
Wellbeing Award #2 Emelia Reddick and Mariah Gibbons
Progress Award Bianca McMahon
Young Person of the Year Martha Reeves