Youngsters in Crowland who have achieved something special in the past 12 months have been recognised at a special awards evening.
The Young Achievers Awards were started in 2002 by Crowland Parish Council to mark the Queens Jubilee at the suggestion of a parishioner Russ Prosser.
Nominations are invited for youngsters who live in the parish of Crowland and have achieved something special, ie. overcome difficulties themselves or helped within the family, sporting or academic achievements or helped in the community.
Anyone or any organisation can nominate. This year there were 26 nominations for the two categories at under 13 years and 13-18 years.
Parish council members then each voted to decide the winners.
Each youngster, along with family and friends and those who nominate, are invited to the awards evening.
They receive a highly commended certificate from the chairman while the second and third in each category also receive a cheque with the two winners also getting a cup which they keep for a year.
Vice-chairman David Ringham presented this year’s awards as chairman Cathi Elphee was unable to attend due to illness.
Parish clerk Brenda Stanojevic commented: “Crowland Parish Council is so pleased to continue with these awards.
“It is lovely to hear about the good young people we have which bodes well for the future.”
Youth Awards 2017: 13-18-year-old category – 1 Mitchell Staff, 2 Charlie Bennett, 3 Megan Speechley. Highly commended: Edward Harriss, Sian Naiken-Cooke, William Tansley, Kelly Wan.
Under 13 category – 1 Kyle Warner, 2 Kara Johnson, 3 Evie Hemmings. Highly commended: Johanna Aigbefoh, Ella-Mai Bale, Kaitlyn Brand, Oliver Carver, Joe Cole, Millie Cureton, Karolina Gren, Lottie Hemmings, Malachy Kerr, Callie Madden, Faith Newmark, Alice Nicholson, Myles Ray, Amelia Sieling, Millie Warner, Sophie Wilkinson, Katie Wright.