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Giving thanks to all those who go extra miles for others

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Jackie Andrews of Moray College UHI which is sponsoring the secondary pupil of the year award.
Jackie Andrews of Moray College UHI which is sponsoring the secondary pupil of the year award.

Folk who go the extra mile for others or exceed expectations aptly describes two of the accolades in this year’s Moray & Banffshire Heroes Awards.

The secondary pupil of the year will be a student who has achieved something beyond expectations in education, sport or by helping others. This year’s award is sponsored by Moray College UHI. Jackie Andrews, head of academic partnerships at Moray College UHI, said: “Moray College UHI continues to work closely with our partners across Moray striving to support our young people to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare them for a positive future.

"Our Senior Phase programme offers a wide range of subjects ranging from SCQF 4-7 complementing the opportunities available in school. The uptake across Moray and beyond is excellent.

"For the forthcoming academic year we have developed a range of HN Clusters in several subject areas which will support young people to prepare for higher education before leaving school.

"The Foundation Apprenticeship programme continues to grow in Moray and we welcomed a large increase in numbers this year. We are very grateful to our local employers for providing the placement opportunities needed to support these qualifications.

“For these reasons we are delighted to be able to sponsor the secondary pupil category in the Moray & Banffshire Heroes Awards and would like to wish all nominees the best of luck.”

Lidl is sponsoring the community champion award. Picture:CPG Photography
Lidl is sponsoring the community champion award. Picture:CPG Photography

The community champion of the year will be an individual who has made a significant contribution to their community, and this year the award is sponsored by Lidl.

Gordon Greens, regional head of sales at Lidl, said: “Lidl has been serving communities all across Scotland for over 25 years.

"As we are invested in these communities, it is important to give back to those who support us on a weekly basis and this is why we are proud to sponsor the community champion award this year.”

Readers can nominate their Heroes by filling in the form in their newspaper and posting it to Moray & Banffshire Heroes, Highland News & Media, New Century House, Stadium Road, Inverness, IV1 1FG or email it to morayheroes@hnmedia.co.uk, or nominate online at www.surveymonkey. co.uk/r/MorayHeroes2020

You’ll be able to nominate until early March. Our judging panel will draw up a shortlist from each category which will be published in a supplement at the end of March.

Readers can then vote for their choice in each category.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Mansefield Hotel in Elgin on Thursday, May 14.

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