Fifteen finalists have been selected for Bath & North East Somerset Council’s inaugural Our Young Stars Awards, set to celebrate the achievements of extraordinary young people from across the area.
A panel of judges selected the finalists after reviewing 70 nominations received from family members, friends, teachers, sports coaches, and third sector organisations.
The finalists along with close family or friends will all be invited to a Gala Awards Dinner at the Apex Hotel in Bath on the 9th March 2019.
It’ll be an evening of celebration, including a three course dinner and entertainment; culminating with the winners of each category being announced and awards presented to all of the finalists.
All of the runners-up will each receive a certificate in recognition of their achievement.
Bath & North East Somerset Council Leader, Tim Warren said: “The response to our appeal for nominations was amazing and it was an incredibly tough job selecting the 15 finalists.
“Reading through their stories it is clear we have some incredible, courageous and selfless young people in our midst.
“I am personally really looking forward to meeting all our finalists at our Gala Awards Dinner and celebrating their achievements.”
The finalists who all live in Bath and North East Somerset range in age from 6-18 years old:
Courage – sponsored by Kersfield
Summer Carey Daw
Bobby Lee Warman
Education – sponsored by YTL/Wessex Water
Innovation – sponsored by The James Dyson Foundation
Sport – sponsored by Bath Rugby
Unsung – sponsored by IESIS Group Ltd (Rengen Developments)
Tickets for the Gala Dinner are now on sale for £65 each; including the three course dinner and wine.
The event has already attracted a lot of attention across Bath and North East Somerset, so early booking of tickets is recommended to avoid disappointment.
For more information and to download a booking form visit: www.bathnes.gov.uk/ouryoungstars.