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More young winners from 1020
The Rotary Young Musician competition starts with individual clubs organising local competitions in schools, through area finals to the District final, then regional finals and finally to the UK and Ireland final. The standard is always high and we are delighted that competitors sponsored by clubs in D1020 took third place in both the vocal and instrumental categories at the national final.
Anna Michels, a pianist sponsored by the Rotary Club of Falkirk took third place in the Instrumental category. You can read more on the Falkirk website here.
And Marcus Swietlicki, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Penicuik, took third in the Vocal category. More on the Penicuik website here.
A great achievement for them, and for our District.
Details of the 2016-17 Young Musician competition can be found here.
Young Citizen Awards 2016
In December 2010 Samantha Kinghorn was crushed by snow and ice which fell from the roof at the family farm near Gordon in the Borders, breaking her back. She had emergency surgery and spent five months in hospital, but the injury to her spine left her paralysed from the waist down.
Physiotherapy led her to wheelchair racing, where she excelled, setting Scottish records and representing Scotland in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She has since represented Team GB in the European Championships, winning Golds in the 100m, 400m an 800m, and she has qualified to take part in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Her inspiring story prompted Duns Rotary Club to put her forward for one of the Rotary Young Citizen Awards presented annually by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland and we are delighted that she was chosen as one of the winners. These awards were televised by the BBC and you can see Samantha and the other winners here.
The Rotary link doesn't stop there though. Samantha has been made an Honorary Member of the eClub of Southern Scotland, and we look forward to a long and inspiring relationship with her.
Congratulations to Grant Stephen, of the Rotary Club of Duns, and Robin Hamilton, of the Rotary Club of Dunbar, who were among the winners of this year's Champions of Change awards. Twelve awards were presented in a ceremony at the House of Lords, hosted by Baron Inglewood and presented by Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson.
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