Cassidy Hendricks, 8, the Lotus River reading star, scooped the Youngest recipient, Youth Development Award 2023 at the Ward 65 Annual Heroes Award Ceremony, at Grassy Park civic centre, on Saturday December 9.
Ward councillor Donovan Nelson said the special event is dedicated to recognising and celebrating the unsung heroes who tirelessly contribute to the well-being of the community.
“This unique initiative aims to acknowledge organisations and individuals whose phenomenal work often goes unnoticed but has a profound impact on the lives of those they serve,” said Mr Nelson.
Cassidy’s grandmother Brenda Tommy said: “I’m very proud of her progress and her willingness to learn. This is her second consecutive year that she’s received the Hero Award. With all the achievements received this year she has remained humble. She is eager for others to be able to read and enjoy books as much as she does and wants to start writing her own stories. We will be starting our own Spelling Bee in the new year and will be visiting schools, primary and secondary, to encourage learners to participate.”