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Danni leads Victoria

Keep Victoria Beautiful CEO Sabrina Wills presents Danni Haebich with the KVB Youth Leadership award.
Keep Victoria Beautiful CEO Sabrina Wills presents Danni Haebich with the KVB Youth Leadership award.

Dimboola girl Danni Haebich took out the prestigious Keep Victoria Beautiful Youth Leadership Award on Saturday night.

The Dimboola Town Committee had entered Miss Haebich after learning about the wonderful work she does in the community, when the Hindmarsh Shire Council awarded Miss Haebich, the Youth Australia Day Award back in January.

Ms Haebich travelled to Beechworth over the weekend to attend the awards.

A rather excited Miss Haebich said, “I did not think I would win this. It has been a truly amazing  experience.”

Ms Haebich presented herself in a rather professional manner in front of KVB Tidy Towns dignitaries and leaders from the towns represented.

“I truly thank my community for giving me the opportunity to achieve so much. Dimboola is a truly an amazing town to live in,” she said

Danni Haebich is a 18 year old student from the Dimboola Memorial Secondary College. This year she studied Year-12 and is the school captain for 2018.

This remarkable young woman has achieved so much in her short life.

She was the school captain at Dimboola Primary School in 2012 and school captain at DMSC for 2018.

Prior to this year, she was form captain and SRC representative in 2103, 2104, 2015,2016.

She has been a member of the Hindmarsh Shire Youth Council in 2017 and 2018 and a member of the Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program at the University of Melbourne in 2017 and 2018.

DMSC year level Dux 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Honours student 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

DMSC junior sportswoman for 2013.

Ms Haebich’s sporting achievements have seen her represent Dimboola and the DMSC in the 1500 metre state finals in 2013 and 2016. Three kilometre cross country state finals in 2013, 2016 and 2017.

Competed in a Regional German poetry competition in 2013, 2014, 2015 and the state German poetry competition 2014.

Danni’s volunteer work includes delivering meals on wheels from 2013 to 2016. She is also a lifeguard at the Dimboola Swimming pool and volunteers as a waitress for DMSC and the Dimboola Football Netball Club and just to add to that, she is also a keen Dimboola Roos B Grade netballer.

Recently Danni along with her friend Emma Griffith, Ms Griffith father Al Griffith and DFNC President Col Campbell walked 30 kilometres from Victor Harbor to Goolwa for Beyond Blue and Wild women on Top and raised over $2,500. At the end of the year Ms Haebich will head overseas to volunteer in Cambodia with DMSC.