Langley youth are awarded SASSY recognition last year. Langley Advance Times file photo

More than 40 nominations for Langley ‘SASSY’ awards

Seven Langley youth will be selected to receive top awards at the Langley SASSY Awards.

The four Rotary Clubs of Langley will be judging the most “SASSY” youth in Langley next month, following nominations for the Service Above Self Student Youth (SASSY) Awards.

Students had until March 15 to apply for the annual awards that recognize youth in the community who exemplify the ideals of Rotary and have made an impact on the community.

According to George Bryce, Rotary Club of Aldergrove and SASSY committee member, 43 nominations were received in total.

The next step is selecting the top three students in each category – community service, youth leadership, sports leadership, leadership beyond adversity, international service, environmental leadership, and arts and culture leadership.

“This is a tough job because there are so many deserving young people who have done so many outstanding things,” added Bryce.

The top three students in each category are then scheduled for half-hour interviews on April 13, where three community judges select a winner and two runners-up. The winner receives $1,000, and runners-up receive $500.

“It’s important that we recognize and help support and acknowledge some of these youth who are going above and beyond the status quo,” added Sharine Kristoff, SASSY Awards administration coordinator.

Kristoff added the SASSY Awards are important because youth are “Langley’s future.”

An awards gala takes place at the Chief Sepass Theatre on Thursday, May 2.

The public is welcome to attend, and those interested can receive more information on ticket sales by emailing info@sassyawardslangley.ca.

For more information about the awards, visit: https://sassyawardslangley.ca/

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Langley Lodge’s deadly outbreak declared over

Fraser Health and long-term care home administrator confirm Friday declaration

Aldergrove moms orchestrate class photo for Kindergarten grads after COVID-19 school shutdown

Five year olds at Parkside Elementary got one final reunion to wrap up their school year cut short

Police arsenal deployed in Langley to avoid potentially violent situation

Mounties arrest armed Vancouver man after Tasering him on Willoughby side street

Langley Blaze back on the field but only for practices

New camera system allows families and colleges to watch ball players

This year’s Canada Day parade in Aldergrove unlike any before due to COVID-19

Families lined six kilometres of local streets in socially distant groups for the Wednesday procession

13 new B.C. COVID-19 cases, Langley Lodge outbreak ends

Health care outbreaks down to four, 162 cases active

Greater Vancouver home sales start to tick up, with prices holding steady

Residential sales last month reached 2,443, a 64.5 per cent jump from May

PHOTOS: South Surrey tractor project evokes ‘$1-million smile,’ helps connect neighbours

Retired Surrey firefighter Ron Henze began project for friend’s dad to fill time during pandemic

Alberta health minister orders review into response after noose found in hospital in 2016

A piece of rope tied into a noose was found taped to the door of an operating room at the Grande Prairie Hospital in 2016

B.C.’s major rivers surge, sparking flood warnings

A persistent low pressure system over Alberta has led to several days of heavy rain

B.C.’s Indigenous rights law faces 2020 implementation deadline

Pipeline projects carry on as B.C. works on UN goals

Search continues for person seen floating in Coquihalla River in Hope

Rescuers halted the search Thursday night as darkness fell

‘Mind boggling’: B.C. man $1 million richer after winning Lotto 6/49 a second time

David O’Brien hopes to use his winnings to travel and of course keep playing the lottery

Most Read