Honours list in Ipswich

VIC Pascoe, President of the Ipswich and District Athletic Club has been named Ipswich Citizen of the Year.

In announcing the winner Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said Vic, a former sprint champion, had shaped the sporting careers of many Ipswich athletes.

“He tirelessly promotes Ipswich and regional athletes, especially when they return from state and national carnivals where they have proudly waved the Ipswich flag.

“Vic is incredibly dedicated to coaching a new breed of Ipswich athletes specialising in sprints, hurdles and relay running.

“As a runner, Vic was crowned both Queensland and New South Wales champion for the 400m event in 1973.”

Cr Pisasale said the Ipswich Young Citizen of the Year was talented musician Tamaryn Heck.

“Tamaryn, who is just 16, plays many instruments but focuses her musical abilities on the trumpet which she has played since the age of seven.

“Tamaryn is the only young woman to publicly play The Last Post and Reveille at commemorative services in the greater Ipswich region.

“She is extremely generous with her time and a wonderful asset to our city.”

Cr Pisasale also announced local Maths and Science tutor Jennifer Stark as Ipswich Senior Citizen of the Year.

“Jennifer Stark left an indelible mark on the lives of thousand of students she has tutored and whose lives she has helped to improve over the past 30 years since taking on the task as a private tutor.

“Jennifer currently teaches religious instruction classes at a number of Ipswich school and teaches maths three days a week at Westside Christian College.”


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