James Clarke (17) of Beechboro awarded WA Young Person of the Year 2014

A year 12 student at Lockridge Senior High School, James has displayed outstanding leadership and valour in making a positive change to the community. As a homosexual Aboriginal youth, James has overcome challenges and now speaks out against prejudice to create a stronger, more informed society. He was elected vice-captain of his school and has been an active contributor and high achiever in the Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success program. He has participated in a range of community endeavours including reconciliation events and public speaking about climate and equality issues across Australia. He is a young man on a mission to change the world by using his voice to empower others to use theirs.

James Clarke HamptonSHS