Newcastle Emlyn Youth Receives Another Top Award
FOLLOWING his High Sheriff’s Award, which recognised his charitable work within the county, Adam Cousins aged 16 of Newcastle Emlyn has received yet another prestigious award.
Adam, a pupil from Emlyn Comprehensive School, has won the national Gwirforce Inspirational Young Person of the Year Award. The award recognised Adam’s extensive voluntary work and commitment to the participation agenda and his dedication to Carmarthenshire Youth Council.
Adam was one of three young people across Wales to be shortlisted for the award and he received the honour from First Minister Carwyn James at an awards ceremony in Cardiff Bay on Thursday May 3.
“It was such an honour to receive the award from the first minister, I will never forget it. To be shortlisted was a privilege in itself but to win the award was just amazing.
“I would like to thank everyone who’s supported me and I will continue to work hard to help improve provisions for young people in the county.”
Sarah Powell, Carmarthenshire Council’s Youth Participation Officer said:
“I am so delighted about Adam’s achievements; to win two prestigious awards in such a short space of time shows how much of an inspiration Adam is. He works so hard and I know he will continue with his efforts.”