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2021 The One To Watch Award

A new category that recognises girls and young women aged seven to 17, who demonstrate courage, strength, determination and/or kindness to help and support those around them.

Khawlah Asmaa Albaf (14), Young

Khawlah Asmaa Albaf embraced country life and represented a minority group through the NSW Regional Youth Taskforce and United Nations youth programs.

Daniya Atif Syed (16), Bardia

Daniya Atif Syed’s enthusiasm for technology saw her lead a robotics team and work on projects including a bionic hand to assist people with disabilities.

Charlotte Childs (14), Heddon Greta

Charlotte Childs is the president of an Interact Club, a youth section of Rotary, which runs wellbeing and fundraising projects for her school and community.

Molly Croft (15), Dubbo

Molly Croft displayed courage and strength through her journey with cancer, while actively participating in fundraising, mentoring and sporting initiatives.

Izabelle Kelly (9), Dubbo

At just seven-years-old, Izabelle Kelly sewed and donated more than 100 pouches for bushfire-affected joeys and encouraged her peers to support native wildlife.

Annabelle Kingston (17), Tootool

Annabelle Kingston launched the not-for-profit, ‘Fetch it for a Farmer’ to provide grocery vouchers for more than 20 farming families battling drought.

Zara Matthews (13), Kariong

Zara Matthews launched an annual mufti-day at her school to raise more than $20,000 for Kenyan orphanages and is also a Fred Hollows Foundation ambassador.

Amelia Munday (16), Berkeley Vale

Amelia Munday started a medical science university degree at the age of 13 and used her love of science to create accessibility apps such as an AUSLAN interpreter.

Ella Treanor (17), Oak Flats

Ella Treanor showed immense resilience to overcome an extensive hamstring injury and go on to represent Australia in acrobatic gymnastics.

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Last updated: 06 Apr 2021