• Tony Bosworth

Nominations now open for Natalie Burton Memorial Award


Do you know a local high school student in the Hawkesbury who has shown great strength by overcoming adversity? If you do, you should consider nominating them for the 2020 Natalie Burton Memorial Award.


Natalie Burton was a remarkable individual who died from cancer in March 2003 at the age of 32. Natalie was herself an exceptional student who accomplished a great deal during her life. This Award aims to see Natalie’s life and her extraordinary achievements inspire local students to overcome adversity in their own lives to still achieve.


Residents are encouraged to nominate any high school student from the Hawkesbury area who they feel is a worthy recipient.


The student chosen will be handed the Natalie Burton Memorial Award trophy and $200 prize money.


Hawkesbury City Council is calling for nominations for the annual award on behalf of the Burton, Turner and Lawrance families.


According to Natalie Burton’s mother, Elizabeth Turner, the award is intended for a recipient who has faced a challenging circumstance and, despite this adversity, has still succeeded through their personal application and determination.


“This could be a disability, illness or a serious accident, the loss of a family member or other situations that sometimes present in life,” Ms Turner said.


The award is open to male or female students and is not restricted to academic achievement; it may take the form of community, sporting or general achievements and improvements.

Nominations will close on Friday, 23 October 2020. Online nomination forms are available at www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/services/people/community-awards/the-natalie-burton-memorial-award

Nominations must be completed and submitted online.

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