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Issued: March 19, 2016

PICTURES: Samantha Burton with Epping Forest District Council chairman Liz Webster CLICK HERE
Chloe McKendrick with her Epping Forest District Council Youth Council Cup certificate CLICK HERE

​King Harold Academy student commended in Epping Forest District Council's Young Citizen of the Year award

A King Harold Academy student has been commended in Epping Forest District Council's Young Citizen of the Year award.

Samantha Burton has raised hundreds of pounds for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and assists teaching karate to young children.

School Librarian Giselle Morris said: “Sam Burton is a Student Library Assistant who supports the King Harold Academy Learning Resource Centre.

"She has demonstrated her commitment by consistently giving up her lunchtimes, volunteers most days and has assisted with special events and projects such as World Book Day 2016. Sam is an efficient and invaluable member of our team.”

Assistant Head Teacher Carl Freeborn said: “Samantha Burton has been an avid member of the King Harold Academy Student Voice since September 2015. During this time, Samantha, and her other Student Voice members, have effected real change in some aspects of their school life.”
Former King Harold Academy student receives Youth Council Cup

A former King Harold Academy 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.

Chloe McKendrick received the cup at Epping Forest District Council's annual civic awards presentation dinner at Gilwell Park on Friday.

She was described as a diligent and industrious student who is studying journalism at Harlow College.

She is committed to the youth council and works extremely hard, growing in confidence so much that she is now chairing meetings and excelling at public speaking.

Councillor Richard Morgan, who introduced the award, said: “While 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.”

Andrew Rumsey, Head of History and Chloe’s Form Tutor in Year 11, said: “Chloe was recognised by her peers as a determined and empathetic young person, actively committed to making a difference within her community.

"She was elected by her peers to our school student council and to Epping Forest District Youth Council.”
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