A young Curlewis woman has had her leadership skills recognised as a nominee for the TransGrid leadership award, as part of the 2020 NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards.
According to the award criteria, winners "overcome significant difficulty, adversity or hardship to achieve excellent outcomes and raise pride in the community", and for Courtney Seach, this rings true.
She was nominated for the award by a Youth Insearch Foundation representative, which she has been a part of for six years now.
Miss Seach has overcome low self-esteem and disengagement from school to get where she is now, and to her, to be nominated for the award is "an honour".
"You don't get nominated for a leadership award everyday and it's pretty special to think that the Youth Insearch people who nominated me think that I'm capable of winning," she told the NVI.
She said being a part of the program was "amazing" because there are many opportunities, including attending charity events and different workshops.
The former St Mary's College Gunnedah student said a highlight was speaking at Government House in 2018.
Nominees for the Regional Achievement and Community Awards will be judged in September, with the awards ceremony scheduled for November.