Outstanding Achievements Of Young People Celebrated
A ‘super seven’ of young people in Nottinghamshire have been named as the district winners of the 2017 4Uth awards.
The Nottinghamshire Outstanding Achievement Award 4Uth is a Nottinghamshire County Council initiative to celebrate the achievements of young people across the county.
County Hall hosts this year’s final where the achievements of seven district winners are celebrated and the overall county-wide winner is announced on October 27.
Around 100 people including family and friends of each of the finalists and members of the youth service will be in attendance along with Nottinghamshire County Council Leader Councillor Kay Cutts and Chairman Councillor John Handley.
There were once again dozens of nominations – 85 nominations in total – from across Nottinghamshire this year, with nominations coming in from friends, family members, youth workers and other people who work in a range of voluntary, public sector and other organisations. Judging panels in each district decided the winners from three nominations in each district, and a judging panel will assess the final seven.
Nottinghamshire County Council Leader Councillor Kay Cutts said: “We have been truly inspired by the stories of young people and their achievements during this 4Uth campaign and all seven of our district winners deserve lots of praise for what they have done. We are delighted to be hosting an event later this month for all of our finalists to reward them for their significant accomplishments.”
The district winners are as follows:
Ashfield: Connor Sharman – has overcome significant personal problems and been a carer for loved ones in his family.
Bassetlaw: Ellie-May Bott – a tireless fundraiser for local charities who won Britain’s Junior Miss Eco award.
Broxtowe: Kaitlin Rose – Active within her school, Kaitlin manages her disability Cerebral Palsy with a positive attitude.
Gedling: Sam Watson – Young footballer who has overcome personal tragedy in his life and has played and trained at St George’s Park, the FA’s national football centre.
Mansfield: Ebony Pearson – a young carer who looks after both her parents and supports her brother alongside her academic studies.
Newark and Sherwood: Leah Pearson – A swimmer who does not let her condition, Elhers Danlos Syndrome, get in the way of succeeding in the pool.
Rushcliffe: Jacob Hill – Has OCD and depression but has succeeded academically, gained full-time employment and is very active at his local young people’s centre.
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