Wigan Soroptimists seek a girl or young woman to be their Young Achiever 2017

Wigan Soroptimists seek a girl or young woman to be their Young Achiever of 2017

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Do you know a young girl age 14-21 who deserves to be recognised for achievement in service or caring for others, academic or sporting success, success in the arts or an act of heroism? If you do, nominate her, anyone can make a nomination. Closing Date 23rd October 2017

Engraved trophy and £50.00 gift card for the winner

 

Criteria for entry: The age range for nominees is 14– 21 years and they must come from the catchment area of our Club, which is essentially the Wigan Borough excluding the Leigh, Tyldesley  and Atherton districts. The winner will have her name engraved on a trophy.  She will receive an engraved miniature trophy together with a gift card valued at  £50.00.  The award is scheduled to  be presented by the Mayor of Wigan in the Mayor’s Parlour in December 2017

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YAA Application Form 17 click to access an application form

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Or nomination forms can be obtained on request from yaaward@ymail.com, or from any member of SI Wigan and it will be available on our Club’s website   https://sigbi.org/wigan/ until the closing date.

Forms, when completed and signed, should be returned by post to:

Young Achiever Award, 10 Edinburgh Drive, Wigan WN5 9ET

The deadline for applications is Monday  23rd October 2017

WHAT IS THE YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD?

It was decided to commemorate Soroptimist International of Wigan’s 70th Annversary Year with an ongoing project. The annual  “Young Achiever Award ” to be given to a local young woman who set a good example to our community. It was initially sponsored by Mrs. Wendy Stuart, who was an active member of the club when the project was launched.

We have taken a broad view of achievement to encompass academic attainment, community service, act of heroism, triumph over adversity, young carer, entrepreneurial skill, sporting prowess, and success in the fields of art or culture.

Our first winner, Hannah was chosen on account of her service to the community, working with a local charity.

The second was Jenny, who was entered on account of her academic success. Her excellent exam results  were the best ever achieved by a pupil at her school,  making her a worthy winner.

The third Georgina, whose triumph over adversity impressed us.  She coped with the death of a parent and a personal health scare but still attained exceptional exam. results which have led to her being offered university placements to study medicine.  The fourth Jessica who overcame problems from childhood onwards  to enable her take a course in Animal Care which has given her the choice of taking her studies further or becoming an apprentice veterinary nurse.

The current award holder is Jen, who achieved sporting excellence in football at a high level and encourages participation in her local community.