This year’s Lord-Lieutenant Ross-shire Youth Awards, had seven Invergordon Academy pupils receive nominations across all of the categories. In the “Speaking Out For Young People” category, James Goodwin was a very worthy winner and an ex-pupil, Loran Mathieson, received a one time only special award, for her voluntary commitment across the categories. Hopefully, we will see these fantastic achievements again in March 2015, 2016, 2017 and many more years to come. However, we will only see these kind of results if people take the time to nominate others for this prestigious local award. So get online and fill in a form now, at www.llyouthaward.org.
The awards fall under the following categories:
– Caring for a relative or neighbour in need
– Working as a volunteer within a community-based club or group
– Raising funds for organisations which help others
Achievement in Sport
– Outstanding achievement in individual sports
– Outstanding achievement or leadership as a team payer
– Overcoming personal barriers to sports achievement
Achievement in Arts
– Outstanding achievement in music or other performing arts
– Outstanding achievement in the creative arts
– Overcoming personal barriers to achievement in the arts
Speaking Out for Young People
– Promoting the views and interests of young people within the community
– Representing young people in decision-making processes
– Standing out against bullying or racism
Anybody (who you consider worthy of recognition) between the age of 11 and 18 can be nominated for an award, so if you think you know anyone who fits into one, or more, of these categories, please, take the time to nominate them. Even if they don’t win overall, it’s a fantastic feeling to know that your hard work is being appreciated and recognised.
Nominations for the 2015 Lord-Lieutenant Youth Awards have recently opened and will be closed on 15 December 2014 so GET YOUR NOMINATIONS IN NOW.