SHINING STARS: Youngsters’ good deeds rewarded
MORE than 100 guests were at an awards ceremony which saw youngsters honoured for their outstanding achievements.
There were 11 winners in eight different categories, and two special awards, at Chiltern District Council’s Youth Awards 2015 on Thursday, March 19.
There were close to 50 nominees at the event held at King’s Church, Raan’s Road, Amersham.
The event was hosted by Chiltern District councillor Peter Hudson, cabinet member for community, and guests included MP Cheryl Gillan and the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Joseph Gurney.
England Women’s international rugby player Michaela Staniford and vice-chairman of the council, Mimi Harker OBE, were also there.
Mr Hudson said: “In my role I’m privileged to meet young people from all walks of life. It never fails to amaze me how lucky we are in Chiltern to have such a diversity and wealth of talent.
“Evenings where we can acknowledge and reward those who play their part in making this such a great place are important for community cohesion and harmony. Each and every youngster nominated is a star in my reckoning.”
The winners of each categories are:
Environment: Holly Davies, Rachel Rose and Adam Stevenson, who raised money for LifeStraws.
Academic: Charlotte Adams, an all-round achiever at Chiltern Hills Academy in Chesham.
Volunteeer: Kieran Slattery, who mentors youngsters at Chalfont St Peter Youth Club.
Volunteer: Maeve Higgs, Girl Guide with the 2nd Chalfont St Giles Girl Guides who has gained the Baden Powell Challenge and is now a young leader and volunteer with the British Red Cross.
Award: Joe Vella, a member of Chalfont St Peter Youth Centre, who has overcome personal challenges and now helps youngsters with autism achieve their potential.
Arts: Alex Pullen, 12-year-old musician with the Bucks County Youth
SINGERS: Becs Copus and Isla and Romy Leach provide entertainment
GREEN: Holly Davies and Adam Stevenson receive their Environment award from MP Cheryl Gillan and Cllr Peter Hudson
TOP TEAM: Winners, runners-up and presenters at the Chiltern District Council's Youth
ARTS: Nicholas Pullen receives the arts award on behalf of his brother Alex from Cllr Peter Hudson and High Sheriff of Bucks Joe Barclay
CARERS: Six-year-old Ruby Johnson and nine-year-old sister Scarlet receive their young carer's award from Cllr Peter Hudson and Mimi Harker
ACADEMIC: Charlotte Adams receives her academic award from Cllr Peter Hudson and John Amatt, regional manager of GLL
SPEECH: Chiltern District Council's vice-chairman Mimi
VOLUNTEER: Ellie Hardy receives her volunteer award from Cllr Peter Hudson and Superintendent Steve Hockin