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26 February 2018
Nominations open today for the 2018 Waipa District Council Youth Awards, which celebrate young people who’ve achieved outstanding results.
The awards recognise academic, community service, leadership, sporting and arts and culture achievements and are now in their 16th year. The awards are open to youth aged 14 - 18 years who live, or have attended school in the Waipā district for at least six months of the 2017 academic year.
Mayor Jim Mylchreest said Waipā has a range of very successful young people from sporting to academic and everything in between.
“We have huge number of exceptional young people who deserve to be noticed and celebrated for what they do for their schools and their communities.
“The benefits of winning a youth award include improving future scholarship and academic opportunities and receiving cash prizes or services in-kind, such as additional coaching in the sport category,” Mylchreest said.
The awards ceremony is hosted by the head students from St Peter’s School, Cambridge High School and Te Awamutu College. Last year 80 nominations were received and 61 awards were made to our exceptional youth.
The awards are supported by a number of local organisations and businesses including Rotary, Cambridge Lions, Cambridge Business Networking International, CMYK and Storey Sport.
Nominations close on Friday, 6 April. Nomination forms are available from secondary schools, council offices, libraries and at waipadc.govt.nz/youthawards.
For more information, contact: Nicola Jefferies, 027 478 3834