Rotary Young Citizen of the Year Award

Each year the Rotary Club of Cirencester works in partnership with the Bingham Library Trust to identify a “Cirencester Young Citizen” whose contribution to the local community has deserved recognition.

Rotary award winners Anthony Merle (left) and Ethan Moss with College Vice Principal Libby Reed


Rotary Club of Cirencester & Bingham Library Trust


Two ‘Young Citizens’ receive awards

 

 

Each year the Rotary Club of Cirencester works in partnership with the Bingham Library Trust to identify a “Cirencester Young Citizen” whose contribution to the local community has deserved recognition.  Uniquely, in 2016/17, there were two excellent candidates who the judges just could not separate and so two awards were made.

Both winners were from Cirencester College and were aged 18 at the time of their nomination. Anthony Merle completed a fantastic social action project at the College, then returned as a graduate volunteer and was subsequently hired as a team leader, despite his young age. In this role, he delivered an outstanding project at the Abbeyfield Care Home in Cirencester, where he was very highly regarded.

Ethan Moss was elected by his peers as Student Union President – and was reported by staff as the most conscientious post-holder ever. He also participated in the college radio station, their music festival and was an active college ambassador. Additionally, he also volunteered at the Cirencester Salvation Army charity shop and worked at Hospital Radio.

Anthony and Ethan were accompanied at the award ceremony by their respective parents and by Libby Reed, Vice Principal of Cirencester College. The full citations were read by Rotary Vice President Shaun Gibson and awards handed over by Margaret Rickman, of the Bingham Library Trust.

Margaret said, “You will understand from the citations why we felt both were worthy recipients of this award.” Shaun Gibson added, “Our Club takes pride in recognising such fine young people whose excellent and selfless work within the community might otherwise go unheralded. These two young men are a credit to the College, to their families and to themselves.”

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