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Young nurse’s mercy mission

SHENTON Park resident and former Methodist Ladies College student Kathryn Jafferies (19) will travel to Vietnam in November to work as a volunteer nurse in some of the country’s poorest areas. more »

Lloyd a leader of the future

SIR Charles Court and former Prime Minister John Curtin are two renowned and respected Australians used to inspire the next generation of leaders, including 30 high school students heading to Curtin University next month. more »

Top honours for high achievers

A LEADING light in WA ballet, Jayne Smeulders, is among four western suburbs residents who have taken top honours in the annual Citizen of the Year Awards. more »

Honour for top citizens

YOUTH advocates, an AIDS researcher, a business guru and ballerina are among 10 western suburbs residents short-listed for the 2009 WA Citizen of the Year Awards. more »

Boosting indigenous theatre

WITNESSING the low number of indigenous performers in WA theatre concerns Kyle Morrison after 15 years on the stage. more »

Global unity on meningitis front

PERTH Meningitis survivors will unite as part of the first World Meningitis Day on Saturday. more »

Juvenile direction

CITY worker Tayla Pikoos is passionate about giving kids in Perth something to do other than hanging around the streets at the weekend. more »

China trip for science stars

A PASSION to make science accessible for all people, regardless of age, culture or language, helped a group of Shenton College academic talent program students win a trip to China recently. more »

Young words of worldly wisdom

PLEADING a case for youth as contributing members of society able to help lead Australia out of recession has won the Lions Youth of the Year Quest for Iona Presentation College Year 12 student Meredith Cully. more »

Lloyd’s trek of a lifetime

TREKKING through the Nepalese high country, lending a hand in orphanages and schools along the way, will be Lloyd Snook’s first experience of overseas travel. more »

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