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Kids get their KICs

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THE third Tweed Shire Kids in Community awards were on Wednesday night, recognising some of the achievements made by young people in the region in the past year.

There were 48 nominees across nine categories and every nominee was called to the stage to be thanked for their efforts.

Kids in Community president Des Kelly the quality of the nominees was high this year.

"There is a maturity there despite their young age," Mr Kelly said.

Mr Kelly said one people can still making a difference and the awards recognised that work.

"That's the affect that the nominees from tonight could have on someone else," Mr Kelly said.

Brooke Mailard won the Caring for Other (13 to 18 years old) category for her work raising money for a church mission in Vietnam.

Edyn Castle won the Caring for Others (19 to 25 years old) category for her work with a young mum's support program.

Karen Duroux won the Celebrating our Cultural Diversity (13 to 18 years old) category for volunteering at the Tweed Heads PCYC.

Lynette Larcombe won the Celebrating our Cultural Diversity (19-25 years old) category for work in mental health.

Emily Longworth won the Serving our Community category for her work with surf life saving.

Nardia Hancock won the Raising Funds for Charity (13-18 years old) category for raising over $1000 for uterine prolapsed repairs in India.

Xanthie Slight won the Raising Funds for Charity (19-25 years old) category for raising thousands of dollars for Shaved for a Cure.

Hannah Wells won the Enriching Community Life (13-18 years old) for her volunteer work at the Bargain Op Shop.

Matthew Kirkham won the Enriching Community Life (19-25 years old) for his work as a disability support worker at Lifebridge.

Connor Taylor won Leading Their Peers category for his involvement in tutoring students, and leadership at school (Vice Captain)

Caleb Pevy won Achieving Against All Odds for getting through challenges and his involvement with Tweed Heads PCYC.

Rebecca Couch won Adults Supporting Youth for going above and beyond in her role as Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer.

Morgan Aley, Keiah Smith and Matt Spiller (The Tweed Youth Times) won for Media Promoting Youth for their bi-monthly positive publication.

Jackson Ross won the judge's choice award to cap off the night.

Jackson has required a wheelchair since birth who has taken time for community service despite his disability. He has also completed a scuba Diving certificate and received his driver's licence.

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