24 students from across Leeds have been awarded the prestigious Leeds Rotary Young Citizen Award, at a special event at Leeds Civic Hall attended by the Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Jane Dowson.

Leeds Rotary Young Citizen Awards is an annual award ceremony which celebrates the achievements of young people who have helped others within their schools, family or the local community.  The awards is sponsored each year by Paul Gross of Chef Works Ltd. Recipients are chosen following nominations by school staff who feel that the students have shown exceptional citizenship and community service. Students were awarded with a certificate. They were also rewarded with a book, chosen by themselves prior to the ceremony and presented with them by the Lord Mayor of Leeds.

Students awarded were; Jahdeya, 17, Emmie, 13, Bradley, 13, Kelly, 13 and Maral, 18, Leeds West Academy. Declan and George both 16, Royds School. Nathan, 16, Ethan, 16, Horsforth School. Kyle, 16, Garforth Academy. Harry, 17, Allerton High School. Charlie, 14, Ashleigh, 15, Leeds East Academy. Denise,17, Imani, 16, and Phebe, 16, Abbey Grange Academy. Danny, 14, Temple Moor High School. Charlotte, 16 and Caitlin, 18, St Joseph’s Youth Support. Elliott,16, Leeds City College. Hannah and Leena, Gateways School. Ione, 18 and Faique, 18, Co-op Priesthorpe Academy.


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