Issued: March 19, 2016
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Roding Valley High School student receives Epping Forest District Council's Youth Council Cup
A Roding Valley High School student is one of four Epping Forest Youth Council members to receive this year's Youth Council Cup.
The cup is presented annually in recognition of their commitment to the Epping Forest Youth Council.
Doncho Atanassov has raised the profile of the youth council in school and takes his role very seriously. He has a keen interest in politics and his youth council experience enabled him to take a lead role in the 2015 youth conference.
Doncho, with fellow student Matthew Tinker, won the 2015 Epping Forest Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition organised by Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing.
Councillor Richard Morgan, who introduced the award, said: â€œWhile each member of the Youth Council brings their own valued and unique qualities to the role, the supporting team at Epping Forest District Council always note four individuals throughout the year, emerging stars that bring something a little extra special to the role.â€
Lauren Draper, Head of Year 11 at Roding Valley High School, said: "Doncho's contribution to Roding Valley High School has been phenomenal. He is a fantastic student and is always willing to help both staff and peers. He is incredibly hard-working and an asset to the school."
Roding Valley High School student highly commended in Epping Forest District Council's Young Citizen of the Year award
A Roding Valley High School student has been highly commended in Epping Forest District Council's Young Citizen of the Year award.
Ellouise Lemon volunteers and supports 50 students at the Alderton Hill school though an anti-bullying mentor scheme. She has delivered assemblies to raise awareness about bullying.
Ellouise is also an active fundraiser and has raised money for the NSPCC and Kidscape charities.
Lauren Draper, Head of Year 11 at Roding Valley High School, said: "Ellouise is a friendly and bubbly student who is always willing to help peers and staff. She is always extremely positive and enthusiastic."
Ellouise was unable to attend the award presentations.