More than 300 guests are expected to attend Bath & North East Somerset Council’s inaugural Our Young Stars Awards ceremony next week.
The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of extraordinary young people from across the district.
More than 70 nominations were received and the fifteen finalists along with parents, guardians, friends and nominators have been invited to attend the Gala Awards Dinner at the Apex Hotel in Bath on Saturday 9 March 2019.
Tim Warren, Bath & North East Somerset Council Leader, said: “I read through all the nominations and they revealed some incredibly moving and courageous stories. Our fifteen finalists are so deserving of recognition and I’m looking forward to meeting them all and celebrating their achievements at what I am sure will be an enjoyable and inspiring evening.
We’re very grateful to the sponsors and supporters of our five categories; Kersfield, TYL/Wessex Water, The James Dyson Foundation, Bath Rugby and Rengen Developments. I’d also like to thank Bath Bid, Southgate Bath and St John’s Foundation for their support. Being involved in the setting up of this event has been one of the most humbling experiences of my life, and offers of support from businesses have been quite overwhelming.”
The finalists who all live in Bath and North East Somerset range in age from 6-18 years old:
Courage – sponsored by Kersfield
Summer Carey Daw
Bobby Lee Warman
Education – sponsored by YTL/Wessex Water
Innovation – supported by The James Dyson Foundation
Sport – sponsored by Bath Rugby
Unsung – sponsored by IESIS Group Ltd (Rengen Developments)