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NEWCASTLE TEENAGER NAMED SES YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Newcastle State Emergency Service volunteer, Shaun Farmer was named the New South Wales SES Young Volunteer of the Year today. During a ceremony at NSW Parliament House, Minister for Emergency Services, David Elliot commended 17-year-old Shaun for his achievement. “It is clear Shaun is a young leader who recognises the value of community participation, hard work and camaraderie and I thank him for his commitment to the NSW SES,” Mr Elliott said. He participated in a NSW SES cadet program at Lambton High School in 2013. Shaun has been a member of the Newcastle unit for two years.

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YOLO FESTIVAL SENDS IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Local kids got a lesson in ‘living life to the full’ at the aptly-named ‘YOLO’ festival, part of National Youth Week. For the not-so-hip among us, YOLO stands for ‘You Only Live Once’. As well as a disco…the day was filled with live stage music, Slam Poetry, and painting… But the event did have a serious message. “Just, like, show everyone how drugs and alcohol and stuff can impact, including bullying and how it’s not really safe.”

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