Jack Nyhof.

“My dream has always been to make a difference within my community. I was 14 when Krock was broadcasting live from the Avalon Airshow. The news reader suggested I volunteer at 94.7 The Pulse. I fell in love with journalism and ended up being with 94.7 The Pulse for 4 years.” We hear from passionate journalist, Jack Nyhof.

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“I realised how powerful story telling is and how it can create positive change. Experience on Pulse TV led me to purchasing my first camera last summer and I’ve delighted in making short videos since. In 2018 I studied media in Year 12 at Geelong High and won the Principal’s Award whilst also studying journalism at Deakin University through their Accelerate course for which I won the Deakin Accelerate Award for outstanding achievement.

“My advice to young people is, that if there is something you are really passionate about, give it a go and see where it leads. One opportunity leads to another. This year I’m taking up a scholarship that was offered to me by Deakin in Journalism.

“I’m also passionate about sustainability. I volunteered with Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) for a number of years. As a result of this I received a 2015 Geelong Youth Award and the first Victorian Local Governance Association Climate Award. It’s great our city acknowledges youths who are making a difference.

“It’s also the little things that can make a difference… the single act of kindness each day.

You can catch the ‘Good News’ of Geelong and district on GCNFocus (Geelong Community News) on Channel 31 Melbourne (Channel 44) at 7.30 from Sunday 20th January. Humans in Geelong have gladly collaborated with this rising star and have suggested many inspiring locals, so watch out for them.

Story : Jacqui Bennett. Photo: supplied