On Wednesday 16th May 2012, Kingsbury High School student, Shawna-Lee was honoured with a Brent Community Champions award at Brent Town Hall.
Shawna-Lee, along with 17 other Brent champions, who together have clocked up over 200 years of voluntary service, were commended for their outstanding work on behalf of the community and voluntary groups in the borough.
Shawna-Lee, was nominated for the award for her voluntary work at a care home for older people, helping residents to take part in quizzes and board games. She mentors at Kingsbury High School, helping her peers who are underachieving and younger pupils, who get into trouble for their behaviour. She also won £10,000 for the school in an art competition.
Outgoing mayor, Councillor Aslam Choudry, presented the awards and said: “It was a privilege for me to hand out these awards as my last duty as Mayor of Brent.
“I have met many residents across the borough in the last year who have given their own time to help others. What has impressed me is not just their commitment to their activities, but their values in being so enthusiastic to their voluntary work.”
[photograph provided by Brent Council]