The hunt is on for this year’s Jubilee Award winner in Wetherby!

The Town Council’s Jubilee Award recognises the achievements of outstanding young people from Wetherby, who are under 20 years of age and who have made an impact, whether nationally, regionally or locally. This award was established in 2012 for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and can awarded jointly to a maximum of three special young persons. The Town Council is now seeking nominations for the 2018 award and would like everyone in Wetherby to have a good think about any children and young people they might know that deserve recognition for their efforts over the past year.

  • Who has gone above and beyond to help other people?

  • Who has overcome personal difficulties in the past year?

  • Who did really well in their exams despite difficult circumstances?

  • Who has had a special sporting achievement in the past twelve months?

  • Who has made a difference by helping out at home?

In 2017 the Jubilee Award was given to James Eaton who was nominated for the award by his former teachers at Wetherby High School who said that he is “a truly remarkable young man both as a highly promising scientist and in his character as an individual.” James was a true success story for Wetherby High School; as a consequence of his hard work, talent and diligence James received 3 A* at ‘A’ level and went on to take up his place at Jesus College, Oxford where he is progressing well. Previous winners have also included double world kickboxing champion Niamh Hutton, Leah and Teiana Vine for their charitable work raising awareness of Rett syndrome and Michael Dopson for saving the life of another child at danger of drowning whilst visiting a Cornwall beach. Nominations for the 2018 award must be received by 30th November and can be submitted by anyone who knows an amazing young person whether it be a parent, friend, teacher or youth group leader. Nomination forms are available online at or from the Town Council’s offices in Wetherby Town Hall.

DOWNLOAD YOUR NOMINATION FORM HERE Nominations are considered by a panel with an awards ceremony to reveal this year’s winner to be held in Wetherby Town Hall on 19th December 2018. For more information about this story please contact Iona Taylor, Town Clerk.

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