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Rotary praise for selfless young student

PUBLISHED: 15:16 25 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:11 30 June 2010

SIX young students were the guests of members of the Rotary Club of Great Yarmouth this week - all nominated by their schools or college to receive an award for selfless service.

SIX young students were the guests of members of the Rotary Club of Great Yarmouth this week - all nominated by their schools or college to receive an award for selfless service.

Their achievements were rewarded by a certificate and book token presented to them by President Geoff Knights after citations had been read by John Newman.

Amy Read had raised over £1,000 within a week at Cliff Park High School for cancer charities when a member of her family was diagnosed with the disease.

Zak Egginton is a joint leader of s peer support scheme at Flegg High School showing care well beyond his years, and has delivered a presentation to staff on eco-friendly matters about which he is passionate.

James Dyble runs the School Council at Caister High and contributes much to dance activities as well as community, business and enterprise links.

Stacey Cole is an exemplary head girl at Great Yarmouth High School carrying out her many and varied duties with great care, commitment and understanding. She also visits feeder primary schools reassuring pupils on how to cope effectively with their transition to secondary school.

Sophie Mckinna of Lynn Grove High School has put both her school and the borough on the map by becoming National U18 Champion for shot putt. She has shown much dedication and determination to reach this standard and is trained by former Olympic Gold Medallist Geoff Capes.

Finally, Ryan Love is president of East Norfolk Sixth Form College's Student Association where he helps organise charity fund-raising events and works hard to promote good health initiatives such as stop smoking sessions and mental health awareness campaigns.

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