Hertfordshire '14

Young People of the Year

Revealing, Recognising and Rewarding Positive Role Models

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Please see in the gallery to the left of this story for about 50 stories from newspapers and their websites about entries in the Mitsubishi Electric and Smith-Milne Young People of the Year. These are only the ones we have found so far. Many escape our grasp – if you have a 2014 Herts YOPEY story that doesn't appear here, please give us a call on 0845 838 2640.

Meanwhile our thanks to all the papers that published, both online and in print. They include The Comet in north Herts, Mercury and Observer

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Stevenage Sam is Young Person of the Year

He saved a life but that is not why he won 'YOPEY'

A Stevenage young man who has volunteered at two youth clubs for seven years and has set up a third club in the town is Hertfordshire's Young Person of the Year.

Sam Cayton won the 10th anniversary 'YOPEYs' against stiff opposition from other amazing young people from across the county at a lavish awards ceremony held in the 1700s Mansion House in Moor Park, Rickmansworth.

YOPEYs are Oscars for young people who 'give to others'.

Twenty-three-year-old

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Radlett Yoni wins 2nd place in YOPEYs

Fundraising £50,000 in two years impresses judges

A Radlett teenager who led others in raising over £50,000 for good causes in two years came second in Hertfordshire's Young People of the Year awards or the 'YOPEYs'.

YOPEYs are Oscars for young people who 'give to others'. The movement was founded in Hertfordshire 10 years ago by a former national newspaper journalist to give the younger generation a 'good press'.

Eighteen-year-old Yoni, of Canons Close, raised all of the money in two years

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Waltham Cross Emily is Junior Winner

Cheshunt Adam is joint 3rd place

A Waltham Cross young carer who looks after her blind-deaf brother and epileptic mum was the junior winner of Hertfordshire's Young People of the Year awards.

And an autistic young man from Cheshunt came third in the 'YOPEYs', which are Oscars for young people who 'give to others'.

The YOPEY movement was founded in Hertfordshire 10 years ago by a former national newspaper journalist from East Herts to give the younger generation a 'good press'.

Fourteen-year-old

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Hemel Erik wins joint 3rd in YOPEYs

Sixth-former befriended elderly man until his dying day

A Hemel Hempstead sixth-former who befriended an elderly man until his dying day came third in Hertfordshire's Young People of the Year awards or the 'YOPEYs'.

YOPEYs are Oscars for young people who 'give to others'. The growing movement was founded in Hertfordshire 10 years ago by a former national newspaper journalist to give the younger generation a 'good press'.

Seventeen-year-old Erik Kerr was one of nearly 40 sixth-formers from John F Kennedy

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'I am so proud of our sixth-form volunteers'

By Linda Redgwell, Head of PSHE and Citizenship at Chancellor’s School

Well over 60 Chancellor’s sixth-formers auditioned to put on the 2014 Hertfordshire YOPEY awards. It was a very difficult to reduce so many keen volunteers down to just 30 students.

So those who were not chosen were given the opportunity to judge the YOPEY finalists alongside the county's 'great and good'. Sabrina Dighe, Careen Shah, Naomi Parker, Lauren Banting and Charlotte Burrow all took up this

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