The Donegal Garda Youth Awards 2021 presentation took place yesterday at Letterkenny Garda Station.
An online event had taken place on July 28th during which Judge Paul Kelly formally announced the winners in each category.
There were four categories in which an overall award was presented and the winners will now go on to represent the Donegal Division at the National Awards ceremony later this year.
The winners in each of the four categories are as follows:
* Community Safety Award Winner -Transition Year mini company class from Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Arranmore Island. (Katie Ward, Mia Baikie and Maggie Gallagher)
* Group Award Winner -Young Social Innovators Group, Rosses Community School, Dungloe. (Orlaith Mc Daid, Natasha O Donnell, Katie Carron, Neil Gallagher, Sophie O Donnell, Layla Mc Bride, Jamie Bonner, John Shovlin and Saoirse Diver)
*Individual Award Winner – Ben King, Creeslough.
Speaking at the presentation of the awards, Inspector Sean Grant said: “I am proud to witness and acknowledge the abundance of talent, sense of community, and resilience shown by our young people in our County, through these difficult times. Congratulations again to all our Donegal Garda Youth Award winners 2021.”.
A spokesperson added “Congratulations to all of the young people who were nominated and really they all deserve an award as they have achieved great things whether it be through helping within their community or overcoming personal challenges.
“They are all to be commended and it is great to see the youth getting recognition for all the good that they do within our society.
“We wish to extend our thanks to the Joint Policing Committee and to Judge Paul Kelly for helping to make the Donegal Youth Awards a success and to anyone else who helped in any way.