Recent Isis High graduate Jenna Nimmo has been selected in ABC’s Heywire program and will meet members of Federal Parliament in February.
Recent Isis High graduate Jenna Nimmo has been selected in ABC’s Heywire program and will meet members of Federal Parliament in February. Contributed

ABC goes Heywire over Jenna's work

THE voice of Isis District High School graduate Jenna Nimmo will soon hit the region's airwaves, after being hand-picked for the ABC's Heywire program for next year.

Heywire is an annual competition aimed at young people, who are encouraged to submit stories about themselves and the community they live in.

Winners' stories are featured on the ABC and will attend the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in February 2012 in Canberra.

Jenna was one of 24 youngsters across Australia to be selected for the program.

Her submitted piece spoke about how she wished to pursue a career in art, and she also created a video with the help of Brad Marsellos from ABC Wide Bay.

The teenager said she entered the competition because she wanted to change the perspectives on art in the community

"We have an art gallery, but I just don't feel that it's big enough and I don't believe there are enough workshops here for youth," she said.

"I want to go out there and make people aware that there are young artists out there and we do want to do something."

Jenna said she had never been to Canberra and was looking forward to the experience.

"It's kind of getting exciting now, because I've been getting my plane tickets from them and I've been getting heaps of emails," Jenna said.



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