Two Port Lincoln youths among Young Achiever nominees

NOMINEES: Quinishia Skinn-Buzzacott and Tyrene Gardiner are nominated for awards in the 7News Young Achievers Awards.
NOMINEES: Quinishia Skinn-Buzzacott and Tyrene Gardiner are nominated for awards in the 7News Young Achievers Awards.

Two young Port Lincoln residents have been recognised for their contributions to the community with nominations for the 7News Young Achievers Awards.

Tyrene Gardiner is nominated for two awards, the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Health Award and the Santos Regional Service Award, while Quinishia Skinn-Buzzacott is up for the Department of Human Services Aboriginal Achievement Award.

Tyrene was nominated for his community contributions, which included St John Ambulance, Tasman Football Club and the Tunarama Festival Committee.

He said he felt humbled to be nominated for both awards.

"I just like giving back to the community, I've been lucky with some of the things I've been able to do," he said.

Quinishia has been involved in the community, especially through sport as a umpire or coach in netball and softball and a volunteer in other events.

She said as an Aboriginal youth, Quinishia said it was important to set a good example to the younger generation.

"There's a little pressure sometimes because the younger kids always look up to the older kids so leading a good example will hopefully set them in the right direction," she said.

Other local nominees are Sara Bennett for the Minister for Innovation and Skills Outstanding Apprentice Award and Courtney Evans for the Worldwide Small Business Achiever Award.

Judging of nominees will take place on March 3.