Why not nominate a special youngster?
IF you know a young person who has achieved something special, make their day and nominate them for an award. The 11th Try Angle Awards in Ashford and Shepway will recognise the achievements of talented, brave and considerate young people between the ages of 10 and 18. Young carers, children involved in school or community projects and those with particular skills all have a chance. Simply fill out the nomination form opposite and select a category. Nominations must be in by April 30 and judging will take place in May. The winners will be invited to a presentation ceremony in the summer. At the end of the year there will be another ceremony for the overall county winners. Kent County Council youth officer Paul Barron said: “The awards mean a great deal to lots of young people. “Those nominated benefit and others see young people presented in a good light. “We get nominations from parents, teachers and friends.” The categories are:
Bravery: Rewarding outstanding acts or young people who have come to terms with illness and other problems Personal achievement in the arts Personal achievement in music Personal achievement in sport or outdoor activities Good friends and young carers Service to the community Citizenship and environment: For groups or individuals involved with youth action groups, school or youth councils or environmental work.
Personal development award: Recognising achievements in education and after-school activities.