On March 22, YAL members, supporters, local educators and families of scholarships recipients came together to formally acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the 7 young people, who had been selected to receive an inaugural YAL scholarship.
A video created by local student Georgie Lockyer, sharing each recipients journey was aired, a fitting tribute to the fine young people, who despite facing numerous challenges and barriers, are moving forward and reaching for their dreams.
The Hon Tony Simpson MLA, Minister for Youth, presented scholarships to Julyan Tan, Julianna Thomas, Peter Khai Thatmun, Van Tha Ceu Ratitin and Jamie-Lee Hunt.
The YAL Members Scholarship was presented to Zaynab Al Yassin by Life Member and YAL Museum Curator, Jan McCullum.
Julian Peet, presented the Lindsay Peet Memorial Scholarship to Sarah Harrison in memory of his father, the late Lindsay Peet, who was a treasured Life Member and an avid supporter of the YAL.
We are grateful to Macquarie Group’s for their generosity in allowing us to use their fabulous conference room and to all those who have supported the YAL and contributed to the success of our new scholarship program.