The second Welwyn Hatfield Youth Awards was a huge night of celebration and success for young achievers last week.

On Thursday (March 2) Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council hosted the awards at Campus West, WGC.

The awards recognise those who have excelled in a particular discipline, gone above and beyond to help and support others, or overcome challenges.

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Welwyn Hatfield Times: Nominees of the Welwyn Hatfield Youth Awards.Nominees of the Welwyn Hatfield Youth Awards. (Image: WHBC)

The ceremony was hosted by Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2022, Daniyaal Anawar.

This year's winners were:

· Young Volunteer – Arwen Adriaans

· Inspirational Young Person – Lexie Rose Tate and Daniel Harrison

· Young Musician – Thomas Noakes

· Environmentalist of the Year – Finn Portalski

· Young Artist – Willow Clark

· Young Carer - Delilah Stokes-Mariner

· Young Sportsperson - Tiana Rizzo

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Multiple singers and dancers performed at the Youth Awards held at Campus West.Multiple singers and dancers performed at the Youth Awards held at Campus West. (Image: WHBC)

Special guest Vice Lord-Lieutenant Anthony Chapman presented the Outstanding Community Contribution award to Immi Davis, Mollie Mardle and Kateryna Kostiuchenko.

Throughout the evening there were performances from young people including FK Dance Academy, pianist Kateryna Kostiuchenko and singer IzaBella Ivashchenko, showcasing the wide-ranging talent of young people across the borough.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Vice Lord-Lieutenant Anthony Chapman presented an award as well.Vice Lord-Lieutenant Anthony Chapman presented an award as well. (Image: WHBC)


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Councillor Terry Mitchinson, executive member, leisure and community, commented: “The hard work and determination our winners have shown to achieve these awards is a credit to them and to Welwyn Hatfield, and we are proud of each and every one of them.”

The leader of the council, Cllr Tony Kingsbury, added: “I was delighted to attend our second annual Youth Awards.

"The society we live in tomorrow will be shaped by our youth of today, which is why championing amazing young role models is so very important.

"They are the rising stars of the future, and ceremonies like these are important for us shine a light on them and celebrate them.”