Rotary Young Citizen Award

Rotary Young Citizen Awards were created to celebrate the achievements and commitment of inspiring young people across Britain and Ireland. In November 2020, The Rotary Club of Enniskillen launched the Awards in Fermanagh seeking nominations for local young positive role models who are going out of their way to make a difference to our world.

Fourteen nominations were received for a wide variety of young people with backgrounds in sports, disability sports, young carers, volunteers, community service and much more. A panel of Rotarians judged the nominations, and the winners were as follows.

Nikki Kernaghan receives her cert.

Young Sporting Hero, Nikki Kernaghan (18) the current Girl's Captain of Enniskillen Royal Boat Club, Nikki has overcome grief to focus on training, competing, and winning in rowing. She is a skilled team member, developing her leadership skills in helping younger members and coaches alike.

The six finalists

Young Citizen, Mark West (11) is autistic and visually impaired. He has developed his skills in computer technology, giving immeasurable assistance to his fellow pupils and teachers alike at Jones Memorial Primary School.