Gallery: Youth councillors pay tribute to winners from last night's Youth Achievement Awards

PUBLISHED: 14:04 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 08:54 02 June 2010

Youth Achievement Awards
Joe Perry; Oliver Hutton; Lewis Punter; Tom Jackson

Youth Achievement Awards Joe Perry; Oliver Hutton; Lewis Punter; Tom Jackson

MEMBERS of Fenland Youth District Council paid tribute to the two young prize-winners at last night s highly-successful Youth Achievement Awards. The council chamber at Fenland Hall in March was packed with nominated young people and their parents for the

Youth Achievement Awards
Oliver Hutton - Joe Perry

MEMBERS of Fenland Youth District Council paid tribute to the two young prize-winners at last night's highly-successful Youth Achievement Awards.

The council chamber at Fenland Hall in March was packed with nominated young people and their parents for the awards, run by Fenland District Council and the Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard.

Oliver Hutton, 15, from Leverington, was chosen as the overall winner and winner of the personal achievement award, one of two new awards for this year.

Youth councillors described Oliver as "someone who has achieved so much, even though they were bullied at school, with the determination to achieve and the strength from their family".

Youth Achievement Awards
Brett Holloway - Joe Perry

Oliver walked away with two trophies, three certificates and a cheque of £100 from the council.

Brett Holloway, 17, of Wimblington, won the second new award - for community contribution. He helps deliver coaching sessions at the village's Priory Golf Centre for adults with learning disabilities.

Youth councillors said Brett "was a wonderful advocate of how sports can help all sorts of young people to develop in so many ways".

Brett walked away with two certificates and a trophy.

Youth Achievement Awards
l-r Laura Whitrod; Rebecca Freeman; Emma Goode; Bethany Freeman; Stephanie Jones; Jordan Milnthorpe

All the trophies were presented by snooker star Joe Perry, on behalf of the Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard.

Each young person nominated received a certificate in recognition of their achievement, presented by Councillor Steve Garratt, the council's portfolio holder for children and young people.

Young people were nominated for charity work, volunteering efforts, sporting achievements and personal achievements.

There was also a special mention for a DVD made by six teenagers from Guyhirn, raising awareness of speeding through their village. The hard-hitting DVD was shown to the audience.

LIST OF NOMINEES

Community Contribution

Brett Holloway, 17, Wimblington

Lauren Frost, 14, Wisbech

Lauren Wymer, 15, Wisbech

Matthew Martin, 16, Guyhirn

Nicola Coates, 15, Murrow

Leanne Tompkins, 14, Murrow

Jordan Hancock, 13, Wisbech

Ben Cunnington, 16, Parson Drove

Ryan Turton, 17, Wisbech

Kelsey Hancock, 14, Wisbech

Jake Burbridge, 16, Wisbech

Laura Whitrod, 13, Guyhirn

Stephanie Jones, 13, Guyhirn

Bethany Freeman, 14, Guyhirn

Jordan Milnthorpe, 13, Guyhirn

Rebecca Freeman, 10, Guyhirn

Emma Goode, 10, Guyhirn

Winner: BRETT HOLLOWAY

Personal Achievement

Shannen Campbell, 15, March

Oliver Hutton, 14, Leverington

Charlie-Jean Manders, 16, March

Gareth Usher, 15, March

Adam Stockbridge, 12, March

Lauren Goode, 15, March

Matthew Halmshaw, 13, Chatteris

Holly Ray, 13, Manea

Kyle Bushell, 15, Wisbech

Adam Rooks, 17, Walpole St Peter

Charlie Stevens, 15, Upwell

Jordan Burgess, 15, Coates

Jonathan Hastings, 15, Whittlesey

Grant Brown, 16, Whittlesey

Winner: OLIVER HUTTON

Overall Winner: OLIVER HUTTON


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