Among the many worthy award winners at the Boorowa Australia Day ceremony, one stood out with a bright future ahead.
Byron Campbell took out the Boorowa Rotary Young Achiever of the Year award and, along with his certificate, was lucky enough to receive a special gift to commemorate the occasion.
Byron was the Boorowa Central School captain in 2020 and runs his own successful gardening and mowing business.
He spends most afternoons and weekends doing this and he has developed many clients, mostly by word of mouth.
He is also a co-founder of JBH Spinner Baits, selling fishing merchandise locally.
In the last 12 months, Byron has had to channel his inner strength and willpower to overcome medical complications after heart surgery and his resilience and fighting spirit has seen him recover and take on the world.
While completing Year 12 he also secured an apprenticeship with RL Carpentry and Joinery.
Boorowa Rotary Youth Director, Christopher Carter, said the organisation had found him to be "very impressive".
"Wonderful kids abound and they abound because of the quality of the families they have. Our recipient is blessed with parents who have nurtured and prepared their son very well for the rigors of employment and adult life," he said.
"He's self-motivated, polite, takes instructions, he's a problem solver and he can think for himself.
"He reminded me of a friend I had at university who was motivated and inspired and is now worth $665 million and Bryon is on the right path to emulate that kind of success."
Byron's employers were so impressed with his achievement that they also donated a box of tools engraved with Young Achiever 2021 for the occasion.