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Young Achiever Award: the Annual Celebration of Young Women’s Achievements in Wigan

The Annual Young Achiever Award was established by Soroptimists International of Wigan in September 2013 to recognise and celebrate the academic, sporting, artistic, charitable or service to the community achievements of girls and young women aged 14- 21 years in the Wigan area. 

Each year nominations are sought either via the website or by post from teachers, guide leaders, family members and others for girls that have excelled in the relevant areas. The successful girl receives an engraved plaque and gift token which is presented by the Mayor of Wigan and the President of SI Wigan at the Town Hall. In addition she receives the recognition of the community for the effort and commitment that she has shown.

Young Achiever 2017

The Award for Young Achiever 2017 was presented to Olivia Barrow for outstanding service to the community, and academic achievement. Click link above for further details


Young Achiever 2016

The Award for Young Achiever 2016 was given to Jen Myler for excellence in sport. She plays football for Everton Ladies and works hard to promote sport and healthy living in the community.



Young Achiever 2015

The Award for Young Achiever 2015 was given to Jessica who overcame obstacles to achieved her dream of working with animals by studying to become a veterinary nurse.



Young Achiever 2014

The award for Young Achiever 2014 was given to Georgina Morris at the Town Hall by the Deputy Mayor Cllr Susan Loudon on December 5th.She has achieved academic success, contributed greatly to Winstanley College life and was a well deserved winner of the award..



Young Achiever 2013

The Young Achiever for 2013 was Jenny Baldwin a pupil of Rose Bridge High School who achieved outstanding exam results for her GCSE’s and broke her schools record for academic achievement.She was given her award by the Mayor Councillor Billy Rotherham and SI WIgan President Cynthia Horrocks.

Young Achiever 2012

Hannah Ward the Young Achiever ,Mayor of Wigan, Mayors consort and President SI Wigan .

The first Young Achievement Award was given to Hannah Ward who has had a long commitment to the children’s charity Butterflies and also has a caring role within her family. The award was presented by the Mayor of Wigan Councillor Whiteside, members of Hannah’s family,the President of SI Wigan and club members also attended.