YOUNG Emmeline White may only be 15, but she is eager to get to work.
The teenager from Carisbrooke Avenue in Hill Head has been nominated for Learner of the Year in The News Youth Awards 2014.
She was put forward by her cousin Hannah Murphy, who is impressed by her ambitions and eagerness to learn.
Emmeline attends Crofton School in Stubbington and as well as being predicted top grades is planning to start her own exercise classes once she turns 16.
She also works at Hannah’s hair salon, called Hill Head Hair and Beauty.
Hannah, 29, said: ‘She’s really keen. She watches what everyone is doing and she’s asking questions all the time.
‘She’s interested in the business side of it.
‘She has a vision about where she wants to be going, especially with the fitness side of things.
‘She’s inspiring for a 15-year-old which is why I wanted to nominate her.
‘She puts her mind into doing things and studying – she’s a very hard worker at school.’
Emmeline said: ‘I was pleased and quite humbled that Hannah had chosen to do that.
‘It was nice that she thought of me in that way.
‘I’m more excited than nervous about doing the course.
‘I would like to perhaps go into the business side of fitness one day or into the music industry.’
The awards are being introduced to celebrate young people.
We’re looking to reward youngsters aged 17 and under who have gone the extra mile and achieved extraordinary things or shown support to those in need.
There are 11 categories covering a range of topics from entrepreneur of the year and learner of the year to more personal awards such as star of the family and best friend of the year.
Schools, youth groups and clubs are being encouraged to get involved and send in nominations.
Fill in the entry form on page 12 of The News today and send it back to us before the closing date of Sunday, May 25.
The awards are at the Kings Theatre on Monday, July 21.