Wolverhampton Young Citizen Awards
2021

Do you know someone who has gone the extra mile - whose personal courage, care for others, achievement or contribution to the community should be recognised and celebrated? If so, why not nominate them for a Wolverhampton Young Citizen of the Year Award?

The 2020 Awards had to be cancelled because of the pandemic. However, in 2021, there will be a major change where the age limit for nominees has been extended to 25. There will be awards for those aged 13-18 and 19-25.

After such a terrible year, many young people deserve recognition for their service to others.

Nominations may be made by family members, friends, teachers, youth leaders and other professionals, employers or anyone who has recognised the achievements of the young person in question.

The awards will be made to young people between the ages of 13 and 18 and between 19 and 25 who live, study or work within the Wolverhampton boundary.

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About the award

This award is dedicated to Tom Warren, the city and the movement he served with distinction.

Tom was a Wolverhampton Rotarian and served as Director of Education for 25 years. He retired from that post in 1945, to become only the second Briton ever to lead Rotary International throughout the world. In doing so he became one of a small group of Rotarians involved in the groundwork which lead to the formation of the United Nations.


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Important dates

Launch date
1 March 2021.

Nominations close
31 May 2021.
Finalists announced
25 June 2021*
Award Ceremony
8 July 2021*

* These dates could be affected by Government legislation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and if they are, an announcement will be made via this website and local press.


2019 finalists

 


Winner

Samuel Iyawe, Moreton School, aged 14
The vice chair of the city's Children in Care Council, Nigeria-born Samuel is a voice for young people in the city, and has worked hard to improve the lives of youngsters in the care system.


Runners up

Jude Aston, Highfields School, aged 14
Jude suffers from cerebral palsy but has refused to let the condition hold him back. A YouTube vlogger and mainstay of the school's TV channel, he gives speeches encouraging others to overcome barriers.

Melvin Riley, St Peter's School, aged 17
Melvin is involved in the HeadStart B-Safe programme, where he is a passionate advocate for young people on safeguarding issues. Has raised awareness of issues including child neglect, CSE, bullying and knife crime.


Highly Commended


Neve Francis, Moseley Park School, aged 14
An ambassador and a role model for other pupils at her school, Neve recovered from cancer as a baby and devotes her time to fundraising and helping others.

Katia Medjdoub, Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Academy, aged 17
A young leader at her school, Algeria-born Katia is part of the National Citizen Service programme, and has given up her time to raise awarenesses – and funds – for youth homelessness.

Clinton Omoruyi, Heath Park School, aged 15
Clinton came to Wolverhampton via Nigeria and Spain. He is a Spanish Young Interpreter for families and friends associated with the school, and plays an active role in helping new students settle into school life.

Eve Williams, home schooled, aged 14
An inspirational member of The Way Youth Zone where she helps out with young children, Eve also volunteers at community hubs around the city, as well as teaching youngsters to swim.



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Nominations for 2021 are now open.
Please provide overleaf, a brief summary of what it is that you believe makes this young person worthy of nomination for the Wolverhampton Young Citizen Award 2021.

Your nomination should contain:

  • What the nominee has done
  • How that has benefited others
  • How long the nominee has been involved in this activity
  • What special qualities have been demonstrated by the nominee
  • Anything else that summarises good citizenship

Please also specify anything that should not be publicised, but which would help the judges make their decision.

*Mandatory fields

Nominee’s Details

 


Your Details

 


Parent or Guardian’s Details - Only required if the nominee is aged 18 or under

 

Permission

For nominees under 18 years of age, permission from a parent or guardian must be given. Please tick the box to confirm that this has been given.

For nominees over the age of 18, please tick the box to confirm that they have given their permission for you to nominate them.