Bundanoon woman, Kerith Ann Fowles has been awarded the Medal of Order of Australia (OAM) for her service to music and to the community of the Southern Highlands.
Ms Fowles is the musical director for several community-based choirs such as Serendipity the Choir, The Buskers and Uniting Voices at Uniting Church Bowral.
She began her work in the The Buskers in 2005 and Serendipity the Choir a year later.
Ms Fowles is also apart of the Consortiana recorder ensemble.
Her involvement in environmental and conservation work has also been acknowledged.
Ms Fowles has been a member for Leaver Park Bushcare Group, since 2016. She is also a former member of the Community Garden in Moss Vale and a National Trust Volunteer at Harper's Mansion in Berrima.
Ms Fowles was one of eight Highlanders to be recognised for their service for the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
This year the region had one Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), one Member of the Order of Australia (AM) and six Medals of the Order of Australia (OAM).
The AC is awarded for eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree in service to Australia. An AM is awarded to individuals for service in a particular locality or field of activity or to a particular group. An OAM is awarded to individuals worthy of particular recognition.
Other Highlanders featured on this year's honours list are:
Ita Buttrose AC, Christine Hawkins AM, MacKay 'Mac' Cott, Suzanne Kingsford, Ken Halstead, Shelley Boyce and Joanne Pearson each honoured with an OAM.
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