Star of the Year 2014

Jersey's most inspirational youngsters have been honoured at the Star of the Year awards.
 
The special ceremony celebrates the courage, creativity and commitment of children and young people in Jersey.
 
The overall winner and Star of the Year award went to Tiago Fernandes, after he was placed joint first in the Star of Courage category.
 
Four years ago, Tiago was involved in a serious car accident where is mother was tragically killed. Tiago suffered a brain injury in the crash and remained in a coma for a long time after. The teenager continues to receive medical and therapeutic help for a range of complex issues due to the injuries he sustained. Tiago was nominated for the award by the staff of Haute Vallee School.
 
 
"Tiago is a great student and a role model to his peers and the rest of the school. He is conscientious and hardworking. Tiago is a lovely sensitive young man, he has made excellent relationships with staff and students, who respect and admire him. "
 
"Tiago shows amazing strength and determination to achieve his personal goals and targets and continues to always find time to support and encourage his younger siblings Leandro, 14 and Erica, 12 both of whom were also involved in the accident. He has been, and still is, going through so much and yet remains so positive, smart, enthusiastic and brave!" – MS CATHY LAING, HEAD OF YEAR
 
Tiago took home the fabulous top prize of an incredible £5,000 worth of travel vouchers.
 
11 other youngsters were recognised and rewarded for a range of diverse achievements at the ceremony.
 
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