2016 Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards, Leeds United's Centenary Pavilion
PUBLISHED: 00:00 05 January 2017
Yorkshire's Olympic and Paralympic medallists, a top-class footballer, a talented actress and identical twins were among the young people honoured at the 2016 Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards in front of more than 400 guests at Leeds United's Centenary Pavilion.
2016 Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards
Achievement in the Arts, presented to Avigail Collins by Martin Gerrard
Achievement in Education presented to Berenice Gilmour by Stephen Burwood
Charles and Jill Mills
Unsung Hero award presented to Connor Lynes by Kathryn Apanowicz
Daniel and Az Jacobs, James Stroud, Zulfi Karim
Achievement in Management and Enterprise, presented to Emily and Laura-Jane Keston by Caroline Murphy
Emma Ashland, Dorothy Weaver
Fatima Molu, Maisie Rutter, Sarah Hey, Maddie Godfrey, Caroline Gascoigne, Chloe Hargreaves, Abi Goodman, Melanie Pearce, Sarah Wilburn, Claire Duffy
Jason Clay, Kathryn Apanowicz, John Hepworth, Rosemary Freeley
Jayne Raw, Grace Baker, Laura Boute4ll, Alison Hunter, Carol Burdett
Youngster of the Year, presented to Lucy Sherman by Caroline Gascoigne
Peter McCormick, Christine Talbot, Duncan Wood
Personality of the Year, presented to Yorkshire's Olympian and Paralympian medallists by Peter Banks
The medallists were named as joint Personalities of the Year in honour of their impressive performances in Rio, with four - Nile Wilson, Katy Marchant, Adam Duggleby and Steve Bate - attending to receive their awards in person.
Sheffield-born Premier League footballer Jamie Vardy was amongst other winners, as well as some less well-known faces, at the 24th awards, sponsored by McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate.
Chairman Peter McCormick said: ‘These young people, from the Olympians to our Unsung Hero, typify the best in Yorkshire and we heard some terrific stories of dedication and grit during the evening.
‘For example, I am sure we will be hearing more about our Youngster of the Year, Lucy Sherman, in years to come!
‘None of this tonight would be possible without the support of our sponsors and our guests.’