Megan Wins Award
Megan picked up the Jimmy Kane award at the annual Spirit of Corby awards held at the Holiday Inn, Corby on May 15th.
The Year 10 student, was one of six prize winners at the Spirit awards which recognise the efforts of local people to make Corby a better place to live.
Megan won recognition for putting in hundreds of hours to help out at the Tribes Youth Club for teenagers with disabilities.
The student works every week with the group, giving up over 300 hours of her own time in just the last 9 months.
Megan also voices the opinions of the young community and is a member of the Corby Youth Forum, the Northampton Shadow Board and Voluntary Group, as well as also being involved in groups at the Connaughty Centre.
At the awards ceremony Megan was also commended for not having a day off school in eight years.
After picking up her award she said: "I am so glad I won this because I wanted to make myself and Corby proud, because I am proud to come from Corby."
"The evening was great fun and I met loads of lovely people. I really didn't expect to win but it was lovely and I am who I am because of my mum as she does everything for me."
The awards were the third annual ceremony organised by Corby Council. The Jimmy Kane award is given to talented teenagers and is sponsored by the family of the late Corby Borough Councillor who was affectionately known as Mr Corby.