The Mayor of Bath, Councillor Andrew Furse and Mayoress, Mrs Mei-Ling Chou Furse welcomed finalists for the Young Citizen of the Year 2012 Award to a presentation reception at the Guildhall on 19th July 2012.
The scheme began 19 years ago to counteract negative publicity about young people by celebrating their many fine achievements. The award is for a 16, 17 or 18 year old who has made good progress at school or given service to the local community. Teenagers must live in Bath, or attend a school/college in the city or belong to a Bath-based group.
The Mayor thanked the Judges and Nominators and congratulated the four finalists on reaching the last stages of the competition. He announced that it had been decided to choose two Young Citizens of the Year and two runners up on this occasion.
The Mayor and Mayoress then presented the two winners, Uriel Renton and Jack Torrance (who was represented by his grandmother) with their certificates, cheques and Bath Aqua Glass bowls.
The two runners up were Leading Sea Cadet Abigail Basson and Sergeant Bradley Isaac from the Air Training Corps.
From left to right
Representative of Jack Torrance, Abigail Basson, Sergeant Bradley Isaac, Uriel Renton, The Mayor of Bath Councillor Andrew Furse and Mayoress, Mrs Mei-Ling Chou Furse.
Photo courtesy of Lloyd Ellington, Bath Chronicle. Please click on the image to enlarge
For a nomination form for Mayor's Young Citizen 2013 Click here