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Two Burntwood youngsters have been awarded £1,000 to help continue to harness their talents.
Laura Burley and Sian Hubbard, who both attend Chase Terrace Technology College received the Stephen Sutton Bursary prize.
The award, named in memory of the record-breaking local fundraiser, was set up by Burntwood Town Council to support young people in the area who are developing skills in art, sport or academia.
Cllr Pamela Stokes, chair of the council, said: “It is a real pleasure to meet with two such talented young people.
“Burntwood Town Council is proud of the many talented young people in the town, and I am delighted to be able to honour Stephen’s memory with this bursary.
“I would like to wish Laura and Sian success in their future endeavours.”
Cllr Diane Evans, chair of governors of Chase Terrace Technology College, added: “I am grateful to Jane Sutton for supporting this initiative and helping judge the entries.
“This bursary will help young people to extend and develop their talents in the field of sport and art.
“As Chair of governors, I am extremely proud of Laura and Sian’s achievements so far, and I know Stephen would be too.”