Outstanding young residents recognised for achievements

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KINGSTON Young Citizen of the Year nominees Imogen Kane, Tara Greaves, Mitchell Sundstrom, Phillip Spathopoulos, and Sarah Carino.  Picture: Supplied

A VOLUNTEER creating an archive of local history has been named the 2020 Kingston Young Citizen of the Year.

Mitchell Sundstrom, 20-years-old, has volunteered at the Mordialloc College Alumni Association for the last four years. He has been recognised for his hours of work digitising and updating the College Alumni’s website with historical images and documents. 

Kingston mayor Steve Staikos said “councillors were impressed with the high calibre of young people working tirelessly to support the community.”

“This year we were faced with the difficult task of choosing just one winner as all of our finalists are remarkable young people making a positive difference in their local community,” he said.

“Through his work Mitchell has transformed the website into one of Kingston’s most significant historical resources which is not only useful for the College Alumni, it is a fantastic resource for the wider Kingston community and history lovers alike.”

Other finalists for the award were Tara Greaves and Sarah Carino, who turn local plastic found at beaches into jewellery, Highett Youth Club volunteer Imogen Kane, and accredited Mental Health First Aid certificate holder Phillip Spathopoulos. 

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 23 December 2020

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