By: Admin On: May 27, 2016 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

Englands Youngest High Achievers

For many, young adulthood is a time of tentatively finding your place in the world, sleeping late, partying hard and not becoming a mayor. But as Terrence Smith bucks the trend and assumes the chain of office for Goole, East Yorkshire, at the tender age of 19, BBC News looks at other young high-achievers.

Jonjo Heuerman, 14, from Dartford, Kent, became the youngest recipient of the British Empire Medal in May 2016 in recognition of his charity fundraising.

He has raised more than £250,000 for Cancer Research UK with a series of walks and bike rides and wears a waistcoat covered in the names of family friends and supporters who died from the disease.

Jonjo says on the day he collected the honour he was “quite nervous, quite shy”.

“I didn’t want to look up at the Lord Lieutenant and start crying because of how proud I was.

“But the Lord Lieutenant actually complimented me on my waistcoat. It was a really good day.”

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Englands Youngest High Achievers

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