Keyworth youngster Harry Royle has been nominated for a Nottinghamshire County Council outstanding achievement award.
The Nottinghamshire Outstanding Achievement 4Uth Award aims to recognise young people who have achieved a great deal and pushed their personal boundaries, whatever they are.
It is a county council initiative to celebrate the achievements of young people across the county.
Harry lives in Keyworth and attends Southwolds Academy and is also a member of Keyworth Young People’s Centre, in Church Drive, Keyworth.
He has been nominated for the 4Uth awards by youth worker Chris Seager who praised him for his efforts within the centre.
Chris said: “Harry is a pleasure to have in the centre, he always comes in with a smile and is polite and respectful to all.
“This is in contrast to the past when Harry found it increasingly difficult to deal with and control his anger and rage.
“However, he has been able to sort it out by receiving help with this through school and Harry has been put in touch with a counsellor who has helped him redirect his anger and channel this in to positive healthy behaviour through sport.”
Harry is set to achieve his projected GCSE grades and has earnt himself college interviews and a place on the police cadet force for Nottinghamshire Police.
Harry has a great sense of humour and makes everyone feel welcome in the youth club, helping with other members, sorting out competitions and challenges and cooking for the club on occasions.
Councillor Tracey Taylor, vice-chairman of the Children and Young People’s Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Many congratulations to Harry on his well deserved nomination for this year’s 4Uth awards.
“He has come through a challenging time and is well respected at school and at his young people’s centre.”
Harry’s mum, Ellen, said: “I am immensely proud of Harry and how he has overcome his troubles to be able to control his anger and rage over the last year.
“Harry has had a lot of support from school, a youth worker, at home and it is so nice to hear from Chris Seager how much he has changed within a year.
“Harry has really improved at school as well and working hard to achieve his grades, he needs for a successful career.
“He has had a change of career choice and is now going to attend at college, studying subjects which he excels in and to become a gaming developer, as like most teenagers he enjoys gaming.
“Harry continues to amaze me with his confidence, politeness and how much he has changed into a better person.”