Wolverhampton Young Citizen Awards

Do you know someone who has gone the extra mile - whose personal courage, 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?

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 award will be made to a young person who is over the age of 13 and under the age of 19 on, who is living, studying or working within Wolverhampton City boundaries.

2019 finalists

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.

2019 finalists

Important dates

Launch date
1 March 2019

Closing date
31 May 2019
Finalists announced
Award Ceremony
4 July 2019

2019 finalists



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.