Youth Awards

Youth Awards

Youth of the Year, Junior and Senior
 
The City of St. John’s Junior and Senior Youth of the Year Awards were developed by the Municipal Advisory Committee on Youth (M.A.C.Y.), and is open to St. John’s residents between the ages of 12 to 18 years-old. The Youth of the Year Awards are designed to honour young people in the community, who through their volunteer contributions, extracurricular activities and community involvement have helped to make St. John’s a better place to live.
 
Each winner receives a recognition award as well as a cash award sponsored by Ron Ellsworth. Award presentations will take place during Youth Week celebrations in May.

Nominate a deserving young person by April 15 by completing and submitting the Youth of the Year Award Nomination Form.
   

 
2021 Youth of The Year

 

Margaret Peters, Junior Youth of the Year 2021
St. Paul’s Junior High School
 
Margaret Peters is an outstanding French Immersion academic, leader and volunteer. Margaret is a member of her school’s student leadership team, providing support and encouragement to younger students. Margaret volunteers with the school breakfast program, plans special events and theme days as well as organizing food drives. Despite COVID-19 limitations Margaret has continued to provide leadership for the school band and choir and is a member of Shallaway Youth Choir, Girl Guides of Canada, and St. Mark’s Anglican Church Youth Group. At such a young age, Margaret has an excellent record of leadership and is a genuine person who truly cares about people, her school, and her community.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jorja Hinks, Senior Youth of the Year 2021
St. Kevin’s Senior High School
 
Jorja Hinks has been an exceptional role model and humanitarian since she was a young girl. In 2012, at age 8, she created an international non-profit called Jorja's Journeys that with the help of others provides emergency relief and educational skill development in developing countries. Jorja has taken part in eight international impact trips and through these have developed strategies to ensure Jorja's Journeys is providing responsible and effective aid with long-term transformative outcomes. Through this work Jorja inspires and empowers others including MUN Hope, MUN Go Abroad, NL Go Getters, Girl Guides of Canada, various church groups, women's organizations and more. Jorja is an active member of the Cabot Taekwondo Club, a competitive figure skater, an advocate for ASL and Deaf individuals, on her school volleyball team and is completing the Duke of Edinburgh Award.