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Hamilton Youth Council Announces 2013 Recognyz Youth Awards

Hamilton Youth Council Announces 2013 Recognyz Youth Awards Finalists

Hamilton, 2 December

Thirteen young people and three youth organisations have been named as the finalists for the 2013 Recognyz Awards.

The annual awards, hosted by the Hamilton Youth Council, celebrate the successes of Hamilton’s young people, and the organisations which support them. The finalists (aged 12-24) were selected for their outstanding contributions to Hamilton and its community.

“Hamilton can be extremely proud of the talent and potential of its bright young citizens,” says Hamilton City Councillor and 2013 Recognyz judge Margaret Forsyth. “The Recognyz Youth Awards provides a great opportunity for our young people to be formally acknowledged and congratulated for their outstanding achievements.”

The winners of each category will be announced on 12 December at an awards function at the Wintec Atrium starting at 6.30pm. The event will also include entertainment by local youth performers.

One finalist will also be named Recognyz Youth Awards Supreme Award Winner 2013.

The finalists for the Recognyz Youth Awards 2013 are:


Individual award for outstanding contributions to the environment and/or sustainability of

Hamilton Diyva Sharma

Macaila Eve

Paul Newton-Jackson

Dream Team

Group award for active community involvement and volunteering

UKnights Crew

University of Waikato Management Students Association

Waikato Queer Youth – Youth Mentors


Individual award for achievement in arts, music and culture

Harmz de Thierry

Jessica Chanwai

Paul Newton-Jackson


Individual award for active community involvement and volunteering

Jessica Reilly

Loren Corbett

Michael Richardson

Kia Kaha

Individual award for overcoming adversity and challenges in life

Charm Skinner

Emma Farrant

Kelly Porima

Youth 4 Youth

Individual award for leadership of other young people

Emile Graham

Harmz de Thierry

Vinny Hubbard


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