Exceptional teenager Yasmin Jimmieson named Muswellbrook Shire's Young Citizen of the Year

AN exceptional contribution to the local community earned Yasmin Jimmieson the Muswellbrook Shire Young Citizen of the Year award on Saturday evening.

In front of many guests, including last year's Citizen of the Year Len Kelman, the teenager claimed the honour at a formal ceremony, on January 25, in the Atherstone Room of the Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music.

While Miss Jimmieson could not accept the accolade in person, her brother Jaspa took to the stage to collect the medal and certificate from Muswellbrook Shire mayor Martin Rush and council's general manager Fiona Plesman.

"We're extremely proud of Yasmin for all of her achievements," her father Rob said.

"She's had a very busy year - and it's only going to get busier for her heading to university."

Miss Jimmieson was chosen as one of the 2018 Premier ANZAC ambassadors, where she toured the battlefields in Greece, Belgium, France and England.

She gained selection off the back of an essay competition, with six successful candidates being announced.

The former Muswellbrook High School student was a member of the Muswellbrook NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) unit, too.

Her dedication and commitment also saw Miss Jimmieson's involvement in a number of fundraising and leadership youth programs, with organisations such as Rotary and Lions.