CALEB ZANKER, NHILL
Caleb Zanker of Nhill has been announced as Hindmarsh Shire Young Citizen of the Year for 2022.
Caleb is an exceptional and inspirational leader at Nhill College who is admired by his fellow students and teachers. He is always ready and willing to contribute to activities around the school and his community.
In 2021, he was Year 10 Dux and awarded the Years 7-10 Crouch Family All Rounder Award, among other scholarships. He was also Year 10 form captain (SCR) and Vice House captain.
Also in 2021, Financial Basics Foundation held a competition called the Suncorp ESSI Money Challenge. This competition consisted of students from all over Australia competing against each other for a two-week period. There were two age categories, 12-15-year old and 16-18-year old, and 183 schools across Australia were involved. Caleb, competing against 5382 students, was the top of the 16-18-year-old category in the state of Victoria, which is an outstanding achievement.
Outside of school in his spare time, Caleb enjoys playing hockey and has been a member of the Yanac Warriors Hockey Club for several years. He played his first year of football for the Nhill Tigers Under 17’s team in 2021 and was awarded the Wimmera Football Netball League Under 17 Spirit of Football Award for round 2. Caleb is looking forward to continuing being involved in both of these clubs.
Another of Caleb’s strong interest’s includes playing and listening to music. His instrument of choice is piano and euphonium. Caleb has been a part of Nhill College’s senior band since Year 7 where he has performed at school and community events, including the end of year Carols event.