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High5 winners 2017

Congratulations to all our High 5 winners and nominees!

Leon 2017

Once again the awards have proven just how amazing, resilient, hardworking, caring and determined young people in this city are.

Among the winners are young people who are going above and beyond to support their families, overcoming barriers to raise money for charity, building bridges across different communities, or making their school a better place to be.

Midfield ace and awards ambassador Leon Britton said: "I feel privileged to have met some of the most wonderful young people in this city. They are an inspiration to us all.

"High 5 shows that we should recognise what fantastic young people there are in Swansea and how important they are to their families, our schools and our communities. They are an inspiration to us all."

"The winners are all tremendous and it's truly humbling to hear how they are making the best of their lives or making life better for others despite challenges in their way. But I want every young person nominated to know that we recognise their achievements too. The judges had a very difficult task. High 5 from me to you all."

The High 5 Awards are organised by Swansea Council, sponsored by Gower College Swansea, and supported by Swansea City FC, Rotary Club of Swansea, Swansea Building Society, Swansea Lord Mayor's Office, Stenor, Day's Rental, Swansea Council Recycling Team, The LC Swansea, McDonalds, Go Air Trampoline Park - Swansea, Gower Activity Centres as part of Swansea Young People's Services and CPR which produces Watchu.

 

Ed Roberts

Up to 13: Achievement - Ed Roberts, aged 11

Ed was nominated by his mum and school for his bravery, determination, resilience, and sense of humour when facing a terrible illness.

Luke Hedges

Up to 13: Community - Luke Hedges, aged 10

Luke was nominated by five different people for facing his own four-year battle with illness and also helping his family raise thousands of pounds for Latch and the Dreams and Wishes charities.

Nicole Joyce

14 to 19: Achievement - Nicole Joyce, aged 17

This teenager faces up to obstacles in her way and tries to find a way around them without having to change who she is and wants to be.

Emma Clarke

​​​​​​​20 to 25: Community - Emma Clarke, aged 25

Shy, humble, and honest Emma is overcoming a challenging childhood and battling the issues it left her with.

Tristan Clark

20 to 25: Recognise - Tristan Clark, aged 23

Hands-on single dad Tristan may have had a chaotic childhood himself but is working hard to be a wonderful father to his two children.

Discovery student volunteering group

Group Award: The Discovery Student Volunteering group

Rowan Jackson, Evelyn Spackman, Daniel Notman, Cameron Morgan-Beattie, Rhys Whatty, Josh Holmes, Jac Lewis, Morgan Rees.

Seaview Community Primary School Rainbow class

​​​​​​​Schools Award: Seaview Community Primary School Rainbow class

Tyler Ainsley, Kerralyn Lane, Thomas Lewis, Zachary Smith, and Levi Walsh.

Skye, Lucie and Kelsey Edwards

Judges Special Award: Skye Edwards (aged 10), and her sisters Lucie (aged 8) and Kelsey (aged 7)

The judges have chosen to award a special honour to three sisters who were nominated individually but all deserve to be celebrated.

James Ford

​​​​​​​Ambassador Award: James Ford, aged 19

Young carer James has shown strength, maturity and resilience in caring for his parents and dealing with their untimely deaths a short space apart.

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