Multi-talented Havant schoolgirl wins Rotary youth award

HIGH ACHIEVER Emily Frost is presented with her award by outgoing Rotary President Mike Sellis
HIGH ACHIEVER Emily Frost is presented with her award by outgoing Rotary President Mike Sellis
Terry Waite with students Ellie Williams-Brown, 17, Loren Dean, 18, and Shree Patel, 17   Picture :  Habibur Rahman

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A multi-talented schoolgirl who has made significant contributions to her school and the Havant community has been recognised for her achievements.

Emily Frost, 16, from Havant, is this year’s winner of the Derek Lamont Young Person of the Year Award presented by the Rotary Club of Havant.

Emily has worked tirelessly over the last year to represent Warblington School as head girl whilst upholding her commitments in the Havant area

Warblington School assistant headteacher Jane Fletcher

The award was presented to Emily by Rotary President Mike Sellis as his final act before handing over to next year’s president.

Emily is head girl at Warblington School and was nominated by assistant head teacher Jane Fletcher for her fantastic work in the school and local area.

Jane said: ‘Emily has worked tirelessly over the last year to represent Warblington School as head girl whilst upholding her commitments in the Havant area.’

As head girl, Emily has been at the forefront of communication with parents as a role model and making speeches.

Her daily routine has involved organising prefects, helping teachers, guiding all students at Warblington School and leading fundraising activities, such as Comic Relief.

She has recently completed her bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – and all this while she has been preparing for her GCSE examinations.

The teenager is also a talented singer and hopes to go to college to pursue a career in singing, dancing and acting.

A big part of Emily’s life over the past five years has been with Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre – both as a performer and, recently, as an assistant director for their performance of The Snow Queen.

As an accomplished singer, Emily 
has performed on tour with Wessex Cantorum in Europe, as well as having the fantastic opportunity to sing in St Paul’s Cathedral.

More locally, she has performed Christmas carols for the elderly.

The Lamont award is open to those aged 11-18 and is made in memory of past president Derek Lamont, who was passionate about the future of young people and bequeathed to the Rotary Club the funds to support the award.