A Clyst St Mary woman wins top achievement award

PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:13 10 June 2010

A YOUNG woman from Clyst St Mary was applauded at a special ceremony celebrating achievement.

A YOUNG woman from Clyst St Mary was applauded at a special ceremony celebrating achievement.

The second Young People's Achievement Awards, hosted by Devon County Council and sponsored by Devon's Children's Trust, was held at County Hall in Exeter.

Alice Johnson, from Clyst St Mary, won the Staying Safe category and was one of eight young people from Devon presented with the awards by mountaineer Jake Meyer.

She received a trophy and £100 towards a project or activity of her choice.

Councillor John Smith, Devon County Council's Executive Member for Children and Young People's Services, attended the event.

Cllr Smith said: "We were pleased to host this second annual event, which pays tribute to some very special young people in Devon.

"My sincere congratulations to the category winners, whose outstanding work to improve their own lives and the lives of others, are a shining example to us all."

Director of Children and Young People's Services, Anne Whiteley, said: "This event is a fantastic way to recognise the many individual and collaborative efforts that young people in Devon are making towards their own personal goals.

"Some of the journeys that these young people have taken haven't always been easy, but with the courage and determination they have shown, they have proven that anything is possible. All the finalists should feel really proud of themselves.

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