Youth get SASSY at last year’s awards ceremony. Langley Advance Times file photo

Langley Rotary Clubs accept nominations for SASSY youth

Nominations for the 2019 SASSY Awards are due on Friday, March 15.

The four Rotary Clubs of Langley are looking for nominations for the most “SASSY” youth in Langley – an acronym that stands for Service Above Self Student Youth.

Nominations for the 2019 SASSY Awards are due on Friday, March 15. The annual award recognizes youth in the community who exemplify the ideals of Rotary and have made an impact on the community.

“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.”

Seven awards are given out for community service, youth leadership, sports leadership, leadership beyond adversity, international service, environmental leadership, and arts and culture leadership.

Each award recipient receives a $1,000 bursary and SASSY trophy. Runner ups in each category will also receive a cash award.

Kristoff explained Langley Rotarians saw the awards happening in Surrey, and thought it was a good idea to bring to the local community.

“This was a great way to find out which students were partaking and being recognized for their leadership roles.”

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

For more information, nomination forms, and a list of criteria, visit: https://sassyawardslangley.ca/

The last day to apply for the SASSY Awards is Friday, March 15. Kristoff added there will be no extensions after the deadline.

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