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2018 Participate Award winner is making a difference and inspiring others

Wheatbelt 12 year-old Scott Guerini was awarded the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s Participate Award last Friday at the 2018 WA Youth Awards.

Commissioner Colin Pettit congratulated Scott and the other award finalists Amy Astill, Wil Massara and Ella Wylynko for their exceptional achievements and contributions to the community.

Commissioner Colin Pettit said he was impressed with the achievements of all of the finalists.

“Our four finalists are outstanding young people who are making significant contributions to our community,” Mr Pettit said.

Scott received the award in recognition of his work to help others which he started at the age of four. He has walked almost 500km in the past nine years and has raised over $145,000 for Telethon.

Scott now speaks at schools, clubs and corporate events about handling pressure and the importance talking to someone to when you’re not feeling great. He has also written and published a book called ‘Did You know, You can Change the World?’ and has sold over 1,000 copies with proceeds going to Telethon.

Established in 2010, the Participate Award is part of the WA Youth Awards program. The Award recognises a young person aged 12 to 17 years who has shown outstanding dedication to make a positive change in their community and who has inspired other young people to get involved.