The Town Council celebrated its fifth annual Youth Awards on 1st May 2019 to acknowledge, celebrate and give recognition to young people in our town who have made significant progress in their own lives, achieved something significant or have made considerable contributions to others.
This year we received nominations for 18 individuals and 12 teams representing the most amazing young sports people, volunteers, carers, and school achievers, who are bright, hardworking young people from Bishop Auckland.
Councillor Dave Fleming, who officiated at the presentation as Mayor of Bishop Auckland, said:
“I feel very privileged to be able to be a part of these awards. I’d like to congratulate everyone that was nominated. We have some brilliant young people in Bishop Auckland and we should celebrate their achievements.”
Special Achievement Awards
Special awards were presented to the following in recognition of their outstanding achievements:
Lucy Capenhurst for sporting achievement in Rugby Union as a young player, coach and champion of girls rugby.
|Inspirational Young Person
Nic Cooper for his outstanding courage and determination to
|Kindness, Empathy and Maturity
Lilly Lockey and Evangeline -Lilli Mitchell for showing great
Mia Marshall for courage and strength in the face of adversity.
Sophie Sharp for her perseverance in overcoming her own
|Courage and Determination
Hope Simpson for her courage and determination to succeed
Abbi Stephenson for her academic success and continued
Chloe and Simone Toward for the remarkable role they
Highly Commended awards were presented to:
|Girl Friendly Society Group – Auckland Youth and
Community Centre (AYCC)In recognition of their efforts and hard work to inspire young
women and young people in general to make positive
contributions to their local community.
|eCadets, Cockton Hill Junior School,
In recognition of their efforts, hard work and expertise in
|Working Out Worries, Cockton Hill Junior School,
In recognition of their efforts in raising awareness of different
Team of the Year for 2019
AYCC’s Disability Youth Group was announced as Team of the Year in recognition of their efforts and hard work on focusing on and promoting individual abilities and for supporting each other to achieve great things.
The Group was presented with a certificate and £500 to help their future endeavours.