The Carmarthenshire Young Achiever Awards 2017
Proudly sponsored by Coleg Sir Gâr – To be excellent, the college of choice.
The Carmarthenshire Young Achiever Awards allows us to shine a light on inspirational young people in a range of categories.
This year’s ceremony was held at The Best Western Diplomat Hotel and Spa on Friday 20th October and recognised and rewarded special young people in our community that truly make a difference through business, training, education, the arts or voluntary work.
After the tough task of choosing from our huge range of fantastic nominations, our judges chose the following winners. Here are your Young Achievers!
Outstanding Progress Award (Primary)– Sponsored by Stagecoach Performing Arts, Carmarthen – Erin Haf Howell
This award isn’t necessarily about achievement, but about progression. Whether they have overcome schooling difficulties or made outstanding development throughout Primary School, let’s recognise them.
Outstanding Progress Award (Secondary) – Rebecca Parker
This award isn’t necessarily about achievement, but about progression. Whether they have overcome schooling difficulties or made outstanding development throughout Secondary School, let’s recognise them.
Outstanding Progress Award (6th Form / College) – Andreas Jones
This award isn’t necessarily about achievement, but about progression. Whether they have overcome schooling difficulties or made outstanding development throughout 6th Form, let’s recognise them.
Young Carer of the Year – Sponsored by West Wales Properties – Lucy Prentice
Do you know an unpaid, unsung carer who is kind, compassionate and selflessly looks after a loved one? Perhaps they care for you. Nominate and reward them for all they do.
Sports Star of the Year – Sponsored by Actif Sir Gar, Carmarthenshire County Council – Sioned Thomas
Nominate a local sports star, club or team who has achieved something significant in the world of sport whether at local or national level.
Young Fundraiser of the Year – Sponsored by Nolan UPVC & Nolan Charity Fund – Courtney Thomas
This award pays tribute to a special person or a group whose efforts to raise money for charity and good causes has really make a difference.
Commitment to the Environment Award – Sponsored by AMG Resources – Niamh MacDonald-Rice
This award is for an individual or group of people who work to positively contribute to our environment. Let us recognise their efforts by presenting them with this award.
Child of Courage Award – Sponsored by Oakwood Brain Injury Case Management Ltd – Morgan Hayes
This award applies to children under the age of 16 who have demonstrated exceptional courage. They may have battled against all odds to overcome challenges. Let’s recognise them in front of family and friends.
Young Volunteer of the Year – Megan Schlaepfer
Do you know someone who helps their community in remarkable ways or goes that extra mile in their volunteering? This is your chance to give them the recognition they truly deserve.
Young Apprentice of the Year – Sponsored by FMP Motor Factors – Hannah Derrick
This award will recognise the valuable contribution apprentices make to the company. Whether they have had a positive impact on the company or have gone against all odds to achieve their objectives, we want to hear about them.
Carmarthenshire Young Achiever Award – Sioned Thomas
This award will be presented by the event’s main sponsor. It will be awarded to an individual or group for exceptional service to the community or personal achievement.