Rebecca Hathaway’s remarkable work supporting others in her school and local community was officially recognised at the Essex Young Person of the Year awards, held on 6 July 2011 at the Stoke by Nayland Hotel in Colchester. Her second place paid due testament to everything she has achieved in her role as Head Girl and Senior Mentor at Greensward Academy. The judges also paid tribute to the work she has done with fragile children at a local primary school in addition to the time spent supporting a woman’s refuge. They described Rebecca as someone with a clear passion for helping others who improved the lives of those she came into contact with. Rebecca received a cheque for £400 which, in her typically philanthropic way, she has decided to donate half to the Victim Support charity. Rarely has an award been more richly deserved; well done Rebecca!