2018 Luminosity Youth Summit scholarship winners

EXCITED: Charlotte Wilton and Joseph Hord are delighted to be going to Luminosity after winning the Hastings Co-op scholarships.
EXCITED: Charlotte Wilton and Joseph Hord are delighted to be going to Luminosity after winning the Hastings Co-op scholarships.

Two Wauchope teenagers will have the opportunity to unlock their full potential after receiving a scholarship to attend this year’s Luminosity Youth Summit on July 25-27.

Sixteen-year-olds Charlotte Wilton and Joseph Hord have won sponsorships thanks to their employer Hastings Co-op.

The Luminosity Youth Summit will feature well-known identities such as Olympic boxer Shelley Watts, social entrepreneur Mikhara Ramsing, musicians Benny Owen and Scott Mesiti, Australia Ninja Warrior Jack Wilson, amputee Mike Rolls and domestic violence ambassador Dr Angela Jay.

Both year 11 students said they were looking forward to three days of workshops, creative thinking, learning new skills and hearing the stories of inspiring leaders from all over the world.

“I love meeting new people and I’m excited to hear (sailor and author) Jessica Watson’s story in particular,” Charlotte said.

Hastings Co-op’s chief executive officer Allan Gordon said “previous attendees have spoken extremely highly of the event and the benefits as both employees and individuals”.

“We see this event as a great way to reward and help nurture our future leaders in building a better tomorrow,” he said.

“As well as showing our support for the youth summit, and the area’s youth in general, we see this as an investment in our junior staff that will benefit their workmates, customers and the community for years to come.”

Sixteen-year-old Charlotte, who works as an all rounder at Wauchope IGA said she hoped attending Luminosity would provide her with further inspiration on her journey towards studying exercise and sports science.

Joseph, who himself has been a Camp Qualilty spokesperson and Red Cross Blood Service Ambassador, works in Wauchope IGA’s butchery department and loves the Luminosity philosophy of helping young people “think big”.

Luminosity Youth Summit facilitates youth leadership and excellence and is held in July each year at the Glasshouse and Rydges, Port Macquarie. 

This will be the Hastings’ sixth year hosting the event, with over 1500 young people between the ages of 15 and 25 experiencing the Summit to date.

It is a dynamic three-day program of workshops and keynotes featuring athletes, creatives, scientists, artists, philanthropists and academics sharing their stories.

Each year the overarching Summit theme is ‘dangerous ideas for success’. This year it’s all about empowering students to inspire, challenge, excel.

To register for this year’s event or for more information go to www.luminosityyouthsummit.com.au.