Congratulations to Zane Ratcliff who won the 7 News Young Achiever – Aboriginal Achievement Award.
Zane is a mentor for young Indigenous students. He volunteers for not-for-profit organisations to teach traditional dance, help with homework and teach sporting skills and acting on stage. He has participated in swimming and rugby league.
Zane was the first Indigenous School Captain at Burnett State College in 54 years. He performed as Indigenous dancer at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and taught traditional dance to students during NAIDOC Day Celebrations.
In 2018, he was recognised as Young Citizen of the Year at the Gayndah Australia Day Awards.
Zane led the ACPA Aboriginal dance performance at Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation 10th Anniversary celebration.
QATSIF would also like to recognise the incredibly talented Mikayla Adams-Houston from Lourdes Hill College who was also a finalist in this competition. Mikayla was featured in our Term 1 newsletter.