2018 TAS Young Achievers Awards
Tasmanian Young Achievers Awards acknowledges the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Young Tasmanians in a variety of categories relevant to all aspects of the society. The 30th Young Achievers Awards Gala Dinner also coincides with the conclusion of National Youth Week, giving the awards ceremony special significance. Held at Wrest Point in the evening of 21 April, the awards dinner was well attended by many state politicians, including The Hon. Jacqui Petrusma MP representing the patron of the awards and Premier of Tasmania The Hon. Will Hodgman MP, The Hon. Elise Archer MP, Opposition Leader The Hon. Rebecca White MP, The Hon Rob Valentine MLC, and many others; local politicians including mayors from Hobart, Glenorchy, Kingborough and Clarence; and distinguished Tasmanian leaders, including from the business, tourism, arts, cultural and sport sectors. This year, two members of the Tasmanian Chinese Buddhist Academy of Australia were nominated with one reaching the semi-finalist stage. Reincarnated Being Vajra Sheng-Yuan was again a semi-finalist for The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award. Having recently turned 13, he was among the youngest to walk across the stage to receive his award. Elder Guru Vajra Hong-Hao, a lecturer in the field of Chemistry at the University of Tasmania, was nominated for the University of Tasmania Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award. The nominations of members from the Academy demonstrates the success of the Academy’s ‘three types of education’. At the same time, under the guidance and cultivation of our Patriarch Master, we strive to enter the world, interact with one another, and reap the benefits from such learning and interaction.