ANDREENA Kardamis has described being named Lake Macquarie’s Citizen of the Year as an “amazing feeling”.
The former Young Citizen of the Year, 23, couldn’t accept her award, as she is in Bangkok starting a six-month role as a youth advocate for the United Nations. “Words cannot express the gratitude that I feel to everyone that has helped me along the way,” she told the Herald. “I really hope to do Lake Macquarie and my family proud while working in Bangkok.”
Ms Kardamis has served on the Lake Macquarie Youth Advisory Council and the board of The Place Charlestown Community Centre and is a mentor to junior law students, among other things. Teza Sankoorikal,16, was named Young Citizen of the Year. Southlake Marketplace won the inaugural award for Contribution to Lake Macquarie.
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