AWARD WINNERS: Anekah Hinchliff, South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell and Megan Frohloff (Absent Katelyn Beresford) who were invited to attend the December council meeting. Picture: Laura Blackmore
AWARD WINNERS: Anekah Hinchliff, South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell and Megan Frohloff (Absent Katelyn Beresford) who were invited to attend the December council meeting. Picture: Laura Blackmore

Trifecta achievement as young women take out awards

THREE young South Burnett women have taken out the top spots at an awards ceremony at Brisbane.

Megan Frohloff, Anekah Hinchliff and Kate Beresford were awarded bursaries by the National Council of Women of Queensland for their contribution to their communities.

Ms Frohloff won the Elsie Byth Bursary Award for her dedication to her school studies and plans to commence an education degree in 2020.

After only just finhsing high school a few weeks ago, she said she was excited for her next chapter to begin.

“I didn’t expect to win,” Ms Frohloff said.

“I was actually at the football field doing some volunteer work when I got the call.

“I am excited to study next year, meet new people and have that time for myself.

“I will be living out of home and learning to live by myself, so I’m interested to see how I will go with that,” she said.

Ms Hinchliff was the recipient of the Forum Communicators Bursary for demonstrating a record of achievement in communications and leadership in the South Burnett.

She moved to Townsville earlier this year for nursing studies, but will be venturing back down south to be closer to her family.

“You put your application in and hope for the best,” Ms Hinchliff said.

“So it’s been really amazing to win this bursary.

“If you think you can’t do it, just keep applying and see what happens.

“Now I want to specialise and do my masters, so hopefully I will be a nurse or an anethistist.

Kate Beresford won the South Burnett Mayor Award for her contribution to the local community.

She is currently living in Gatton, studying a bachelor of science and hopes to study Veterinary science.

Co-ordinator for South Burnett Bursary Gloria Kirkness said she was extremely proud for these three young woman to represent the region.

“It’s quite mind boggling to see all these girls from different backgrounds doing different things,” Mrs Kirkness said.

“Despite their differences, they all display those same characteristics.

“We only hear bad things in the media about the next generation but if you go along to one of these presentations, you realise the future is in good hands,” she said.