The achievements of 33 very special young people were celebrated at an awards ceremony at Shepperton Film Studios on Wednesday 13 March.
Organised by Spelthorne Borough Council, the Spelthorne Youth Awards recognise the outstanding talents and achievements of local young people and the contributions they make to their communities.
Each nominee was presented with a certificate of achievement by Councillor Maureen Attewell, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, and the Mayor of Spelthorne, Councillor Alfred Friday, announced the ten star award winners who received trophies and £50 in cash:-
|Norbert Novenyi||Sports achievement|
|Anastasia Martin||Arts achievement|
|Morgan Hina||Academic achievement|
|Allan Akers||Personal achievement|
|Niamh Baker||Community spirit|
|Louis Mercer||Unselfishness, kindness and bravery|
|Evie Grimshaw and
Megan, Hannah and Charlie King
|Triumph over adversity|
Guests on the night were treated to two fantastic performances by Spelthorne Young Voices who sang two songs, followed by a short theatre piece by Dramatize, a theatre arts group for young people with disabilities.
Cllr Maureen Attewell, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: “Tonight I thought I might burst with pride for being a Spelthorne Councillor. All of the young people nominated for awards were absolutely amazing and I was incredibly moved hearing about their individual achievements. Many congratulations to all those who attended and thank you to the two performance groups who were also very inspiring.”