Outstanding youths in Moray are awarded
EXCEPTIONAL young people across Moray have been rewarded for their achievements inside and outside of the classroom.
The Moray Young Citizen Awards took place on Friday night at the Mansefield Hotel in Elgin, where finalists were congratulated for their fundraising, participation and other extra-curricular activities.
Vivienne Cross, Moray Council’s head of schools and curriculum development, presented the awards.
She described the stories behind the finalists as “inspirational”.
She added: “I had the privilege of presenting the awards for groups and individuals nominated by their schools and community leaders.
“The number of nominations has grown, which is great, and I was thrilled to see more community nominations, which really shows we’re united in identifying and showcasing young people’s efforts.
“The judging panel had some very difficult decisions to make but they finally agreed on the finalists who deserved recognition for their citizenship activities.”
Convener of Moray Council, Councillor Shona Morrison, also praised all of the entrants.
She added: “When I read through the list of achievements, individually and collectively, carried out by the young people, I was blown away.
“Despite their busy lives, young people in Moray are prioritising the needs of their local, national and global communities through inter-generational work, fundraising, resilience building and empowerment.
“What they are doing is truly transformational for all of those people whose lives they touch.”
Also winning on the night was Elgin's St Sylvester’s Primary School’s Moray School Bank Group for the Primary School Award; Speyside High’s ‘Wee Sleep Oot’ for the Secondary School Award; Alves Primary School won for the Global Citizenship Award and band, The Country Quines for the Community Group Award.