In honour of Youth Week, held annually during the first week of May, all three North Shore municipalities held awards ceremonies to recognize the achievements and community contributions of local youth.
The District of North Vancouver handed out its 2014 Civic Youth Awards on May 5 in four categories.
Winners of the Youth Recognition Award were Milad Bathani, Riley Davies, Simon Devisser, Claire Duyvewaardt, Tatiana Fortin, Chris Haibeck, Sarah Johnson, Summer MacDonald, Milena Nordwall, Neil Stirton and Jasper Yoo.
The Youth Community Enhancement Award went to Andrew Choi, Emma Clark, Chelsea Forsythe, Madison Johnson, David Lewis, Priya Payment, lsobel Rennie, Maryam Russel and Mona Sabzevari.
This year's Supporter of Youth Award went to Argyle secondary's counselling team and Papa John's Pizza in Lynn Valley won the Youth Friendly Business Award.
Finally, the Youth Team Award was given to the Do Good Committee at Brooksbank elementary.
The City of North Vancouver 2014 Youth Award recipients were celebrated at an event on May 8. Winners of the $1,000 Youth Centennial Scholarship were Ram Alexiev, Jonald Chan, Annette Cheung, Katelyn Foster and Ashley Jukich.
Awards were handed out in five categories including the Youth Recognition Award, which went to Mitchell Anderson, Yvana Avram, Blaze Geraghty, Rhett Gibbons, Elisei Howell, Olivia Howie, Emma Larter, Robroy Munro and Lizzy-Rose Nahanee.
Winners of the Youth Community Enhancement Award were Kero Daowd, Ronak Davani, Sarah Duggan, Ashley Jukich, Anita Mahinpei, Mana Moshkforoush, Julia Pinnock, Matthew Purkiss, Nazgol Rahmani, Farron Rickerby and Taylor Sacré.
The Outstanding Supporter of Youth Award went to Sam Clark, Sepehr Eftekhar, Timothy Horton and Les Robertson and the Outstanding Youth Friendly Business Award went to Lonsdale Quay Market, Rayne Longboards and Shoppers Drug Mart.
The Sutherland Undercurrents received the Outstanding Youth Team Award.
Finally, the District of West Vancouver held its 2014 Youth Appreciation Awards on May 12.
The Youth Recognition Award went to Lauren Bauman, Naomi Brown, Celeste Crowe, Tom Ji, Jessie lo, Ryan Ritson and Tristan Zondag.
Winners of the Youth Community Enhancement Award were Eva Cai, Sara Choi, Nicola Cox, Briana Dunlop, Kevin Kim, Minjae Kim, Soraiya Lalani, Jerico Lumanlan, Brooke Mounsey, Dorothy Rhee, Eric Wei, Tiana Wong, Michael Yoo, Claire Yu and Cherry Zhi.
And this year's Outstanding Youth Team comprised Jordan Beck, Emily Bugeja, Ahmed Dharamsi, Hani Ebrahimi, Natalie Gifford, Daisy Harris, Katie Harris, Aria Hemmat, Rachael Herz, William Honcharuk, Joonhyung Hong, Heidi Hong, Tommy Hua, Tony Hua, Min Jee, Angeal Joannou, Mahta Kamyab, Natasha Kearns, Jisoo Kim, Madeleine Lamer, Emme Lee, Steven Lee, Lucy Li, John Li, Ethan Lippman, Tianna Lopes, Jasmine Marshall, Amanda Mast, Parvin Mayan, Liam Mitchell, Parand Mohandesi, Kate Morford, Yasamin Mozaffarian, Chloe Nakatsuru, Hannah Rahim, Gregory Read, Hunter Rigatti, Angus Robertson, Jena Roper, Saba Shahrasebi, Kenza Shayan, Sarajuddin Kazimi, Munira Sadat, Maysa Shekarlab, Carl Steffens, Jessica Su, Carter Suffield, Aria Bedford, Rachel Todd, Gabi Trigo, Jolee Tung, Johanna Watson, Kieran Wilkins, Jessie Xiang, Sayeh Yousefi, Tara Yousefi, Ann Zhao and Kevin Zhou.