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Finalists for Young Citizen Award Announced

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February 2018

The finalists to become the Clackmannanshire Young Citizen of the Year have been announced.  The winner of the award will be named at a ceremony in March.

They are Eve Bannerman, Adarsh Bhardwaj, Aimie Bird, Shellby Burns, Lucy Corkish, Findlay Currie, Stephanie Davidson, Joe Driver, Kieran Forbes, Blane Gilchrist, Connie Henderson, Aidan Hunter, Alan Hunter, Sophie Kane, Megan McKenna, Glenn McKerracher, Rachel Morrison, Megan Meldrum, Kaitlin Paterson, Kirsten Ross, S6 Cohort Alva Academy, Erin Seaman, James Twist and Holly White

Eve Bannerman has been involved in setting up and running a girls rugby team at Alva Academy. 

Adarsh Bhardwaj is Head Boy at Alloa Academy and helped to support a charity school lunch for both pupils and staff.

Aimie Bird is an active member of her local community, volunteering at a local dance group and fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Shellby Burns lead a research based campaign for “So Precious” which provide care for premature babies and families affected by issues during childbirth.

Lucy Corkish volunteers at a local primary school and has been a team member in fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Findlay Currie has been involved in the Ochil Youths Community Initiative where he has been involved in pulling together identified themes and priorities. 

Stephanie Davidson is a volunteer at the local Mountain Rescue Team and a map reading group. 

Joe Driver qualified as a Level 2 rugby coach and has been involved in coaching and running a school rugby team. 

Kieran Forbes has been involved in introducing and successfully running a school radio station.

Blane Gilchrist has shown citizenship through his role in youth led action research and work with others in setting up of Ochil Youths Community Initiative. 

Connie Henderson has been involved in volunteering with the Way Ahead Youth Club and the Clackmannanshire Timebank Programme.

Aidan Hunter has delivered coaching and encouragement while helping to lead the badminton club at Alloa Academy. 

Alan Hunter is a Young Ambassador who has represented Alloa Academy at sport conferences and is head of the school Sports Committee. 

Sophie Kane has been involved in the Ochil Youths Community Initiative and helped in a number of consultation events and research. 

Megan McKenna is an active volunteer and has been involved in a local youth improvement group, leading the group as Project Manager.

Glenn McKerracher has raised funds for Macmillan Cancer Care and a trip to Malawi to take part in building projects. 

Rachel Morrison has worked to raise funds for charities and is a Pupil Ambassador working with pupils across the school community.

Megan Meldrum has been involved in the fundraising activities along with her roles as Dance Captain, School Ambassador and Anti-Bullying Ambassador.

Kaitlin Paterson has worked with Youth Services on a number of initiatives within the community, and is a Local Ambassador for Year of the Young Person.

Kirsten Ross has been involved in the Ochil Youths Community Initiative, and in setting up a drama club for young people in the Hillfoots.

The S6 Cohort at Alva Academy has achieved incredible success in helping to raise over £250,000 for MacMillan Cancer Care over the past number of years.

Erin Seaman has been involved in volunteering and research as part of setting up Ochil Youths Community Initiative and also helped to develop a school study club.

James Twist won the Clackmannanshire Burns Competition this year, and has also displayed his performance skills in the school pantomime and Remembrance events at Alloa Academy.

Holly White has overcome personal challenges to complete a music project to record tracks and compile a CD.

Provost Tina Murphy said: “I am pleased to see so many worthy finalists for Young Citizen of the Year, particularly in this Year of Young People, and I look forward to meeting them at the ceremony.”

Ryan Kellock was named Young Citizen of the Year last year, to recognise his contribution in regularly giving up his spare time to make a difference in his local community, including many sporting activities and fundraising.