Lisa is 2015’s Young Citizen

From left, Rotary youth convenor Jim Houston, Ruth Davidson, Young Citizen winner Lisa Whyte and Rotary club president Lynn Herbert (picture by Andrew Beveridge)
From left, Rotary youth convenor Jim Houston, Ruth Davidson, Young Citizen winner Lisa Whyte and Rotary club president Lynn Herbert (picture by Andrew Beveridge)
  • Celebrating young people
  • Prominent guest speaker
  • Deserved winner
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The Rotary Club of Leven’s annual youth night, held last week at the Old Manor Hotel, Lundin Links, culminated in the choice of Lisa Whyte as the club’s Young Citizen of the Year 2015.

The gathering celebrated the achievements of the young people involved in various local Rotary projects, programmes and competitions which can help them develop their skills, serve their communities and increase their world understanding.

Guest speaker was Ruth Davidson MSP, leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland, and a former pupil of Buckhaven High School.

Lisa Whyte (16), from Leven, received the Stuart Trophy for her “true sense of community and citizenship”.

Since the age of six, she has entertained members of the Breathe Easy group – for people living with a lung condition – with her Highland dancing and regularly takes exercise classes, also acting as a group volunteer and helping with fund-raising.

She has supported people connected to the charity Families First and volunteers as a Sunday School helper at her local church, among other activities. She is also the youngest Waid Academy pupil to have achieved her Silver Duke of

Edinburgh award. Lisa is seen accepting her award from Ruth Davidson, with Rotary Club of Leven president Lynn Herbert, right, and youth convenor Jim Houston.