Esperance nominees both reach semi-finals of Young Achiever Awards

Two Esperance locals have made it to the semi-finals of the WA Young Achiever Awards.

Aerial cinematographer, Jaimen Hudson and cattle farmer Asher Goddard were both announced as semi-finalists on March 8.

The awards celebrate the work of Western Australians under the age of 29 in 2017.

Mr Hudson is a contender for the Diamond Club Online Achievement Award and said he was excited to reach this stage.

“I only read the email this morning, it’s certainly exciting to make the semi-finals,” he said.

“I didn’t even expect to be nominated so it’s an honour to even be nominated by the local shire and something that is really exciting and any little bit further you get is a bonus.

“If i get into the finals I’ll definitely go up [to Perth].”

Mr Hudson congratulated his fellow Esperance semi-finalist, Asher Goddard, and said it was ‘awesome’ news that she had also reached the semi-finals.

Farmer and educator, Asher Goddard, reached the semi-finals of the WAFarmers and Rural Bank Agriculture Award and said she felt very privileged. 

“I was pretty surprised,” she said.

“I just got an email this morning and I was very happy and excited.”

Ms Goddard said it was excellent that Mr Hudson was nominated and would also like to be in Perth for the announcement of the winners.

The two Esperance achievers will find out if they have reached the finals on Thursday March 22.

The winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner on Saturday 26th May 2018 at the Pan Pacific Perth.