Anisha scores youth award

Good News Lutheran College year 12 student, Anisha Anand, is Wyndham Young Person of the Month for June. (Damjan Janevski) 411900_01

Tarneit 17 year old, Anisha Anand, is the Wyndham young person of the month for June.

A year 12 student at Good News Lutheran College, Anisha has been recognised for being an active member of the local community, including being part of the Wyndham Youth Volunteering team, the Library Youth Collaboration and volunteering at cultural

events such as Aus Tamil, Hare Krishna and the Oromo Women’s Networking group.

Anisha also recently won the second heat of the Rotary Youth Wyndham Speaking Competition and participated in the Young Scientist Competition, Turn the Dial

workshop and Reclink workshop.

“I feel proud and honoured,” said Anisha in response to winning the award.

“Reflecting back on the things that I have done, it shows that I have developed courage and have shown a great amount of service and respect to the community.”

A gifted student, Anisha hopes to study aerospace engineering at university next year.

Despite science and engineering having little to do with the community service she’s been recognised for, Anisha still considers it hugely beneficial for her future.

“In order to be ‘successful’ and ‘find purpose’ in my life, I believe I should immerse myself in all opportunities that captivate my interest so that I can learn and grow,” she said.

When not studying or volunteering, Anisha enjoys singing, dancing, acting, photography, going for walks and playing basketball.

The youth of the month award is presented each month to a Wyndham resident aged 12 to 25 who has a positive influence on the community and is a role model for other young people.

Winners are awarded a $300 gift voucher of their choice and other prizes.

For more information about Youth Services One Wyndham Project, go to:


Cade Lucas.