Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Shining a Light on CQ Tourism; Young Capricorn Caves Manager Wins State Award

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Shining a Light on CQ Tourism; Young Capricorn Caves Manager Wins State Award

Article excerpt

Byline: Amy Formosa amy.formosa@capnews.com.au

ROCKHAMPTON'S Amanda Jennings started work at the Capricorn Caves as a 15-year-old schoolgirl, and today at the age of just 23 she is the general manager of the iconic Central Queensland ecotourism attraction.

Not to mention a passionate ambassador for the region's tourism industry.

Her hard work and determination paid off when Amanda, who grew up at the Caves, was yesterday announced as the winner of the 2008 Simon Warner Memorial Young Achiever of the Year Award .

The state-wide award carries on the memory of Simon Warner, who passed away in February 2002 at age 22 while working in his parent's former caravan park, Ramblers, in North Rockhampton.

In November of that year, Simon was posthumously announced as the 2002 Inaugural Young Achiever of the Year Award winner.

From 2004, these youth incentive awards have carried his name, and this year Amanda is proud to have brought the award back to Central Queensland. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.