Lord-Lieutenant's Youth Award Scheme launched

Lord-Lieutenant's Youth Award Scheme launched

- 4/9/2013

On Tuesday 3 September, Mrs Janet Bowen, Lord-Lieutenant for Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh, was joined by Mr Roy Macgregor, Managing Director of Global Energy, Mr Derek Adams, Manager of Ross County Football Team, Representatives of The Highland Council, and young people representing various organisations, to launch the Lord-Lieutenant's Youth Award Scheme for Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh. The photograph shows Stephanie Hirst, Richard Brittain, Ruth Olivant, Luke Shaw, Kirsty Wilson, Nyall Nicolson, Tom Hoffman, Shaun Rose, Grant Munro, Derek Adams, Roy MacGregor, Lord-Lieutenant Janet Bowen, Helen Ross and youth convenor Ainya Taylor. The picyure in the gallery shows Sean Rose (Scout), Kirsty Wilson and Luke Shaw, and the Lord-Lieutenant's Cadet, Stephanie Hirst.

Mrs. Bowen commented, “I think this is an opportunity to recognise some of the fantastic achievements of our young people and I am extremely grateful for the support we are receiving from all our sponsors to be able to offer a prize worth £500 to the winners and £100 to the runners up to formally recognise their achievement and assist them further."

"We have formed a committee that will judge the applications and I would encourage anyone interested to visit our website to download a nomination form, or to pick one up from their local library, schools etc.”

The five entry categories are:

• helping others – including young carers;
• caring for the natural environment;
• achievement in sport;
• achievement in the arts
• speaking out for young people.

Anyone knowing a young person between the ages of 11– 18 who they feel should be recognised can complete the nomination form which has a closing date of 30 November 2013.

Ross County FC Manager, Derek Adams feels the awards are an excellent way of helping and giving recognition to young people saying, “We sometimes take for granted or ignore the good work of many young people in our community. I think this is a great new initiative that will reward youngsters who have committed their valuable time for the good of the area or to assist other people. This is a great way of giving them some help and to recognise their hard work. In football, those who achieve are the ones that work hard and develop their skills and talents, but also help others to develop when they can. So I am really pleased Ross County are supporting the Lord-Lieutenant’s Youth Award and I would encourage people to nominate those young people who are deserving of some award in recognition of their work.”

A date is yet to be set for the awards to be presented, but the Strathpeffer Pavillion will be the venue for what is likely to be a glittering awards ceremony.

Anyone wishing to find out more about the scheme can do so by either going on to the website www.llyouthaward.org or by e- mailing gro.drawahtuoyll|ayll#gro.drawahtuoyll|ayll

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