Noble by name, noble by nature. Tamarin Noble has been named the Shire of Dandaragan’s 2019 young citizen of the year. The 14-year-old, who judges described as an “incredibly enthusiastic” leader with “limitless initiative”, has this year already completed more than 110 hours of community service in Jurien Bay. This included work with St John Ambulance, Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Volunteer Marine Rescue, and at the local football club canteen. The Jurien Bay District High School student is also a cadet section leader with the town’s Emergency Cadet Corps, and president of the Turquoise Coast Badminton Club, where she coaches younger players. Meanwhile, Gloria White was crowned Shire of Dandaragan’s citizen of the year for her ongoing service to the Cervantes community. Mrs White may be known to some readers for her work directing the annual Nambung Country Music Muster, an event she organises with husband Brian. Through ticket sales, the couple last year raised and donated more than $15,000 to community organisations and WA charities. A stalwart of the Cervantes Country Women’s Association, Mrs White was also instrumental in securing the State Government grant that paid for recent renovations to the Cervantes Community Recreation Centre. Other groups she is involved with include Pinnacle Express, Cervantes Ratepayers and Progress Association, and the Cervantes Historical Society. “Gloria is the epitome of citizenship in the Shire of Dandaragan in the way she focuses on community contribution and participation rather than personal achievement,” the judges said. “Her commitment of time to various community organisations and fundraising demonstrates a community spirit that is hard to match.” Mrs White and Tamarin received their awards last week at a ceremony at the Jurien Bay Sport and Recreation Centre.