Praised for their hard work the two students celebrated at Whittlesey Young Citizen of the year awards

Young Citizen of the Year, two students from Harry Smith Whittlesey recieved there Citizen of the ye

Young Citizen of the Year, two students from Harry Smith Whittlesey recieved there Citizen of the year awards, Left: Cllr Rita Jolley, Cllr Dave Mason, Bethany Mepham, Mayor of Whittlesey Councillor Alex Miscandlon, Jarad Walton and Eduardo De Almeoda form teacher, Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Two young people have been awarded for their hard work in the community in a special awards night.

The Whittlesey Young Citizen of the Year Awards saw the students given credit for everything they have done.

Winner was Bethany Mephan, who is a keen volunteer and acts as a mentor to younger pupils.

The first merit award went to Jarad Wilson for fund raising using imaginative means.

Mayor councillor Alex Miscandlon said: “This year the committee had a difficult job separating the nominees and for this I must extend my thanks to my fellow councillors for their efforts.

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“As a result of the close marking they felt that merit awards should be presented to the runners up, one of which is a student at Sir Harry Smith.”

He said that Bethany seemed to pop up whenever help was needed and her volunteering aid in Whittlesey and surrounding areas was always gratefully received.

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“She also acts as a mentor to younger pupils and is always available to help fellow students in any way possible.”

Jarad has raised money using “a very persuasive conversation with teachers, managing to raise a large sum of money for defibrillators for all.”

The awards are for under 18’s who have helped in the community, undertaken charity work, or achieved something beyond the call of duty.

They must live in Whittlesey, Coates, Eastrea, Turves or Pondersbridge.

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