Young Citizen of the Year 2015 – Ramnik Uppal

Wolverhampton Young Citizen of the Year Award Winner Ramnik Uppal is a conscientious, hardworking and motivated student.

Ramnnik has consistently demonstrated a positive attitude, achieving exceptional academic success whilst at the same time working tirelessly to support her school and local community. A gifted student Ramnik was successful in achieving 11 A* grades at GCSE and continued this success at AS level with 6 at grade A and with expectations that she will go on to achieve A* in all of her A2 level examinations.

She has natural leadership skills, having been appointed Head Girl at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School and contributes greatly to school, relishing the opportunity for responsibility; having organised peer mentoring sessions, led groups of prefects at events, delivered speeches, attended governors’ meetings and welcomed new students. She runs activities with young children for her Sports Leadership Award and is also a keen debater, speaking at competitions.

Ramnik completed “The Challenge” with the National Citizen Service, becoming an ambassador for them; helping other teams design a campaign raising awareness of a local hospice and supporting fundraising. Since March 2014, she has volunteered weekly at a residential care home, working with dementia patients as well as volunteering at a local Barnardo’s store.

In making the award to Ramnik the judging panel recognised the selfless way in which she gives her time so freely, helping others and demonstrating her caring nature, and making a positive impact on her local community.

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