Ness is finishing up her degree in journalism. She would use the Holman Prize to open a braille bookstore in Perth, for blind and Deafblind people to have easy access to hard copy braille books.
Reem grew up in Iraq where she didn’t have access to books in an accessible format. With the Holman Prize, she would set up a system to record audiobooks and distribute them online to blind students in Iraq.
Louie, an athlete and current high school senior, would use the Holman Prize to fund his training for the Iron Man competition, with a speaking tour to follow.