Why not nom­i­nate a spe­cial young­ster?

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - ROUNDABOUT -

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.

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