Young Achiever Year Award, sponsored by Serpentine Green Shopping Centre
WINNER: Charlotte Griffin
CHARLOTTE (15) was nominated by Caz and Darren Dolby and Kelly-ann Soper, directors at Wildcats Theatre School in Peterborough.
Charlotte, who lives in Paston Ridings, has been a member of the Wildcats for more than two years.
She use to be shy and did not enjoy standing out from the crowd, but over the past year she has developed her skills, volunteering hundreds of hours at Wildcat classes and helping children aged four and over to learn to sing and dance. Her biggest achievement is twice performing as part of the West End Wildcats on a West End stage in front of 1,000 people.
Charlotte said of her award: “I am very happy. My confidence has grown a lot and I have put a lot of hard work in to get where I am.
“My ambition is to dance and I want to thank Dar- ren, Caz and Kelly-ann for everything.” Runners up:
Inspirational teenager Laura Di Cesare from Stanground, for her resolution to return to education after enduring major surgery to correct a curving spine which threatened her life.
Fateema Ali Kazim, who is preparing for her GCSE studies at St John Fisher Catholic High School. She has excelled in classes despite suffering from extreme photophobia (a debilitating sensitivity to light) and barely knowing a word of English three years ago.
WHAT AN ACHIEVEMENT: Young Achiever Award winner Charlotte Griffin with Antony Cotton and Chantelle Watson of Serpentine Green Shopping Centre.