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Manjimup conservation student Heywire winner

A huge congratulations to 2019 ABC Heywire winner and former Manjimup student Ebony Williams. Ebony was recently announced as the winner of the 2019 national competition.

Completing a Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management at South Regional TAFE Manjimup helped Ebony follow her dream to save animals in their natural environment. In Ebony’s Heywire story she talks about her training at TAFE and how it enabled her to gain experience, working with critically endangered marsupials and helping protect conservation sites.

Ebony was also recognised as an outstanding student at the 2018 Student of the Year Awards and received a Certificate of Excellence.

ABC Heywire, in partnership with the Australian Government, is a highly regarded competition which encourages young people, aged 16 to 22, to share stories about their experiences in regional Australia. It has been giving young people a voice for 20 years.

You can read Ebony’s story on the Heywire site here:


Ebony’s lecturer David Wren said she was a brilliant student.

South Regional TAFE Campus Manager Mary Guadagnino said she was thrilled to hear Ebony had won the award.

“I congratulate Ebony on her amazing achievement.

“Winning a national award of this calibre is significant and no doubt it will help Ebony to continue to follow her passion for the environment and go on to achieve further success.”

Ebony is pictured with Campus Manager Mary Guadagnino at the 2018 Student Awards ceremony.

Page last updated January 23, 2019