HORSHAM student Lauren Matheson said was "shocked" to discover she had been named Horsham council's Young Citizen of the Year for 2020.
Lauren, 16, will share the title with Horsham Agricultural Society president Zack Currie.
The Holy Trinity Lutheran College year 11 student was nominated for the award by her guide leader and family friend Wendy Rowe.
"I think she knows how much I do within the community. I want to thank her and my mum Angela especially for their support," Lauren said.
"I found out about the award in early December - it was a bit of a shock and wasn't expecting it at all; it was not something I thought would happen."
Lauren has been a member of the Horsham 3rd Brownie Guides since she was eight.
"With guides we do a whole bunch of service activities - everything from Meals on Wheels to Australia Day to Anzac Day to Clean-up Australia Day," she said.
"Those activities are a major reason why I've been with guides for so long; I really love serving the community and inspiring other girls who aren't involved in guides to come and join."
She said she hoped to be a a guide leader when she turned 18.
"Guiding has taught me a lot of things; it's taught me self-confidence and leadership skills especially," she said.
"I'm not a natural leader, it's something that I've had to get used to over time and guiding has helped me with that."
Lauren received her Junior BP award last year, which is the third highest honour for the Australian Girl Guides.
She has performed with the Horsham Brass Band playing the cornet and violin, and has participated in the Wakikiri Story and Dance program and school productions.
She plans to join Victoria Police when she finishes school.
Horsham Rural City Council award recipients will be presented with their awards during Australia Day celebrations at Horsham's Sawyer Park on January 26.
"I'm expected to make a speech, so I'm feeling a bit nervous about it but it will be a challenge for me," she said.
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