Award. Circular Head’s Young Citizen of the Year, Eli Perry, 20, said he is so grateful to his community.
“Thank you to the community, I am very honoured to win this award,” he said.
“Thanks to my parents too, Mum organised all my friends to be there and all my family to come.
“My parents have always been my biggest support.”
In presenting the award of Tuesday, Mayor Daryl Quilliam said Eli demonstrated a great passion and drive for the Circular Head area.
“Eli is heavily involved in the Circular Head Youth Leaders group and his recent nomination for chairperson demonstrates the support and encouragement he offers to other members,” Mayor Quilliam said.
“Eli has also shown a dedication to his work at the Circular Head Chronicle, completing his apprenticeship 18 months earlier than scheduled.
“His support of a number of events such as the Devil Country Muster, Light the Night and more is also further evidence of his willingness to be involved and will no doubt be a future leader of this community.”
Eli said he believes young people need to be nurtured.
“The youth are very important in our community,” he said.
“We need to stick behind them and support CHYL this year, because the youth are our future.”
Picture: ‘Young Citizen of the Year’ Eli Perry was nominated for his dedication to his community including his recently elected role as chairperson of the Circular Head Youth Leaders and his role at Circular Head Chronicle.