Council is proud to announce that 16-year-old Mount Waverley resident Evonne Lu has been named one of 31 winners in this year’s ABC Takeover Melbourne competition.
Almost 300 people aged 12 to 18 entered Takeover Melbourne this year, which is a new initiative from the ABC in partnership with VicHealth, Resilient Melbourne and the Centre for Multicultural Youth. Takeover is about showcasing the voices of young Melburnians and helping them shape the future of their city.
Evonne, who is currently a member of the Monash Youth Committee, was named the Monash winner with her story ‘I want to continue to show future generations the love my Nana has showed me’.
Her touching story highlights her journey and close bond with her grandmother, who lives in Taiwan.
Evonne was drawn to the program for its focus on amplifying and empowering the voices of young people and described being named a winner as “surreal”.
“I’m mainly just really grateful that there are opportunities out there for young people to have a voice and get to listen and engage with one another,” she said.
Takeover winners will have their stories featured on the ABC’s website and social media channels, as well as being played on ABC Radio Melbourne.
You can read and listen to Evonne’s story at the ABC website.
An online gala event will be held on Thursday 3 December, celebrating Takeover winners and their achievements. The event will be streamed online via the ABC Melbourne Facebook page, from 4.30pm-5.30pm.
Congratulations also to Enuki and Sneha for their Highly Commended entries in the Monash region.
Council is proud to support the Takeover Melbourne program.