Young Achievers Awards

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Each year Council hosts the Young Achievers Youth Civic Awards. The awards are an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and successes of young people in Upper Hutt

There are seven award categories in total which include:

Capital Training Resilience Award: celebrating an inspiring person who has overcome personal challenges, winner receives a $500 grant kindly sponsored by Capital Training

Expressions Whirinaki Arts Award: celebrating a person who demonstrates excellence and passion in the arts, winner receives a $1000 grant kindly sponsored by Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre

Youthtown Manaakitanga Award: celebrating a person who demonstrates kindness, caring, and compassion towards others, winner receives a spot on the annual Winter Snow Camp kindly sponsored by Youthtown

Leadership Award: celebrating a local leader who has made a significant contribution to the Upper Hutt Community

Kaitiaki Award: celebrating a local leader in environmental protection

Sports Award: celebrating a sports person with outstanding talent in their chosen sport who upholds a positive and respectful attitude

Mayoral Award: celebrating a person chosen by the Mayor. All finalists are considered for this award

Winners for 2019 are:

Resilience Award - Joseph Penno

Arts Award - Otaileiuupuoleaiga Betham

Manaakitanga Award - Charlotte Lawrence

Leadership Award - Dakota Scott

Kaitiaki Award - Lucas Dobbs

Sports Award - Joshua Donohue

Mayoral Award - Chelsey Edwards

For a video of the 2018 Young Achievers Awards click here