Two Port Lincoln finalists in Young Achiever Awards

FINALISTS: Quinishia Skinn-Buzzacott and Tyrene Gardiner are local finalists in the 7News Young Achiever Awards for South Australia.
FINALISTS: Quinishia Skinn-Buzzacott and Tyrene Gardiner are local finalists in the 7News Young Achiever Awards for South Australia.

Two Port Lincoln youth have made the final cut and are finalists for their categories in the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards for South Australia.

Tyrene Gardiner is a finalist for the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Health Award while Quinishia Skinn-Buzzacott is a finalist for the Department of Human Services Aboriginal Achievement Award.

Finalists will be presented and winners announced at an awards gala presentation dinner at the Hilton Adelaide on August 21.

Tyrene said it felt amazing to be announced as a finalist.

"I was a semi finalist last year so for this year to go an extra step forward is pretty amazing," he said.

"I'm pretty nervous to be honest, I don't know if it's the normal thing to do but I looked up the other finalists and it looks like they achieved amazing things as well."

Tyrene is recognised for his service which has included dedicating more than 650 volunteer hours St John Ambulance, raising $3000 in a fundraiser to fund a public defibrilator and being a trainer with Tasman Football Club.

He is a finalist alongside Tessa Deak of Mount Gambier and Zibeon Fielding of Mimili.

Quinishia through sport as a umpire or coach in netball and softball and a volunteer in other events, and had a chance to be an ambassador on an Indonesia Learning Service Trip where she shared Aboriginal art with Indonesian students.

She said she was really excited to be a finalist.

"I was a bit shocked to start, then (I felt) excited," she said.

Quinishia is nominated alongside Bryce Cawte of Mansfield Park and Shane Cook of Salisbury East.

The two finalists have indicated that they will attend the ceremony and said they were excited about the possibility of winning awards.

"It would be amazing that all my work has been recognised," Tyrene Gardiner.