Stone Rotary’s Young Achievers

The Albert Holmes Award winners at Walton Priory Middle School, with Anthea Lavene and President of Stone Rotary, Tim Joyce
The Albert Holmes Award winners at Walton Priory Middle School, with Anthea Lavene and President of Stone Rotary, Tim Joyce

Once again this year the Rotary Club of Stone & District has presented certificates and gift vouchers to students at the Town’s Middle Schools who have been recognised by their Teachers as being ‘Young Achievers’. It is not necessarily academic achievement or sporting achievement – the aim is to recognise those who have put in extra effort and have really impressed their Teachers throughout the school year.

The Club instituted the awards in memory of long serving member, Albert Holmes, who during his 47 years of membership of the Stone club was always particularly keen that the Club did all that it could to encourage young people to achieve their full potential. It is for this reason that the current Club members thought it appropriate to remember Albert in this way.

The Albert Holmes Award winners at Christ Church Academy, with Anthea Lavene and Stone Rotary President, Tim Joyce
The Albert Holmes Award winners at Christ Church Academy, with Anthea Lavene and Stone Rotary President, Tim Joyce

Albert’s daughter, Anthea Lavene, was present at both presentations and at Christ Church Academy she and Tim Joyce, the Club’s President, presented the awards to Alaina Bates, Paris Finney, Thomas Herward, Lily Marshall and Max Underwood.

At Walton Priory Middle School, they presented Awards to Ben Griggs, Evie Hunter, Ellie Jones, Jake Rock and Megan Winfer.