The Pride of Somerset Youth Awards took place on January 15 2010. Pictured here is Rowena Smith who was diagnosed with a serious kidney problem when she was three years old. Despite her fragility, she has always been positive with a sense of humour.
Talented gymnast Olivia Owen has been selected for the Great Britain squad and has competed in the US and Europe.
Animal lover Kate Garner spends all her free time helping her mum re-home spent battery hens.
Camellia Sinclair raised £2,500 for Help for Heroes in less than six months.
Jack Capel has excelled in equestrian sporting activities, representing Great Britain in Calgary, Canada, winning numerous medals.
Hannah Hudson created her own website dedicated for other horse lovers, attracting members from all over the world.
Luke Harris has cerebal palsy and has undergone five major brain operations, but still raises money for charity to help others.
Toni Baxter went through a difficult patch but now helps other teenagers at risk of truancy.
Year 6 at Milverton Primary School were recognised for their work in anti-bullying, supporting their younger peers.
Abigail Carpenter looks after her sister who is autistic, while also dealing with her own mobility problems.
Andrew Middleton has been an outstanding peer mentor at Ansford School, with a strong community spirit.
Lizi Priest has cared for her mother for 15 years, whilst still managing to excel at school.
John Murphy is a true community volunteer having worked for numerous projects and charities, without asking for praise or thanks.
Matt Davis showed real strength of character, after his father died and mother abandoned him and his sister. His former teachers say he's grown into a caring and honest young man, despite such hardship.
Jake Mapstone and Will Willcox (not pictured) worked together to bring a new stakeboard park to Glastonbury.
Oliver Crouch overcame serious health issues, from being diagnosed with having too much fluid on the brain and spine and then cracking his skull after falling off his bike.
Jennifer is an active member of the Scouts, from helping to run groups, and raising funds for the Wellington Scout Group.
Ryan Seymour's was recognised for his positive attitude to learning by setting himself new challenges and successfully achieving them.
George Ward had a serious bike accident in 2007 but despite regular hospital appointments, he's a hardworking student and keen gardener. Award winners who couldn't make the event were siblings Tiffani and Tommy-Lee Day for caring for their mum.