Four youngsters have been honoured for their work in the community.
Over the last 71 years, the Rotary Club of Whitley Bay has been awarding Civic Cups to recognise the outstanding achievements of some young citizens. And the latest to benefit were Monkseaton High School pupils Erin McKnight and Euan Sharp and their peers from Whitley Bay High School, Deejai Savage and Owen Grant.
The quartet received their prizes from North Tyneside Council chairman Coun Gary Bell at Whitley Bay Golf Club.
All the winners gave a brief outline to club members and guests as to why their school had nominated them.
Club President Tore Skjaerstad said: “I am delighted to welcome the staff and students from the schools and to listen about the wonderful contributions they have made to our community. It is refreshing to hear what these young people have been able to achieve, especially when we tend to hear so many negative stories these days.”
Each of the students received a cash award, certificate and a cup for Young Citizen of the Year.