Here are the three amazing young people who have made the shortlist in the Young Personality category in the Examiner Pride of Huddersfield Awards.

The winner will be revealed at the awards at the John Smith’s Stadium on Thursday, May 26.

Pride of Huddersfield Awards

Daniel Snee

Huddersfield teenager Daniel Snee who is both deaf and blind absolutely smashed his target to raise money towards school trips for his profoundly disabled classmates.

Daniel, 16, of Fixby, ran the equivalent of a marathon during his training for the run in March and raised more than £4,300 – way above his target of £2,500.

Sixteen-year-old Daniel is a student at the Royal School Manchester (RSM) in Cheadle Hulme, run by the charity Seashell Trust, and travels across there every day.

Determined Daniel also has severe development delay, severe autism, sensory processing dysfunction, epilepsy and is unable to speak.

But he defied his disabilities to combine the sport and charity sections of his silver Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award with a sponsored run and completed just over a mile on the big day.

Daniel lives at home with parents Michelle and John.

Michelle said: “We are so incredibly proud of Dan – he’s such so gentle young man with a great sense of humour. Dan has received so many kind messages of support and encouragement – his school and local community have followed his progress with each update brightening up someone’s day!

“Dan has really made a difference this year – and it really is incredible to think what started out as a way of him achieving his silver Duke of Edinburgh award – has inspired so many and helped his entire peer group at Seashell.”

WATCH Daniel in training below

Allyson Taylor, one of Dan’s teachers at RSM, said: “Dan can’t see details and has reduced lower field of vision which means he can’t see his feet unless he moves his head right down and concentrates for a while. Running independently is a huge achievement for him.

“It helps him to focus and his vision appears to be improving as a result. It also helps him to concentrate in school.

“Daniel has a wonderful supportive family who are keen to give him the opportunity to grow as an able young man.

“Now Daniel is using the Duke of Edinburgh award to raise money for his friends to give them opportunities to be able to fulfil their dreams.”

Daniel has two older sisters, Laura, 28, and Charlotte, 25.

Zara Doyle

Examiner awards: Young personality, for gymnast, netball player and head girl at Moor End School, Zara Doyle.

Zara Doyle’s determination and enthusiasm knows no bounds.

Although diagnosed with dyslexia this 15-year-old has never let the condition hold her back and has racked up an amazing number of achievements.

She is head girl at Moor End Academy, is a gymnastic champion, plays netball at county level, plays in the school band and goes out of her way to help others.

She also gave up her own time to help a Year 7 student who is also dyslexic.

Year 11 student Ramnik Sohal said: “Zara is passionate about sport. Whether it is hitting the gym outside of school or participating in extra-curricular events in school, her competitive nature shines through and helps inspire other students, motivating those with whom she interacts.”

Zara attends and helps coach at several extra-curricular clubs such as netball and cheerleading and represents Moor End at several sports. As part of her GCSE PE qualification, Zara attended a course to become a qualified netball umpire and uses this qualification to help coach and umpire the school’s netball teams.

She also helps to coach the cheerleading club which is working towards the United Kingdom Cheerleading Association National Championship Competition held in Manchester with a routine consisting of dance, gymnastics and dramatic stunt skills. Zara has also coached Crosland Moor Primary cheerleaders.

As a member of the Sports Council Student Leadership Team Zara has been involved in organising, scoring, leading and umpiring several competitions for Moor End feeder schools

Zara, who has played for the Huddersfield Schools’ Netball Team, has been selected to represent the West Yorkshire County Netball team on a 30 week training programme.

As a gymnast Zara won the Durham Invitational Gymnastics competition due to her outstanding bars routine. She has represented Huddersfield Gym Club , the West Yorkshire Squad and has competed in national championships.

She was nominated by Moor End PE teacher Sarah Naylor, who said: “Zara is a fantastic role model to other students. She is always willing to help as she consistently demonstrates how passion, commitment and participation can help you to aim high and achieve higher. She has a maturity that allows her to keep focussed on her long term goals. Her good sense of humour helps combat any hurdles to her learning, showing a relentlessness that will stand her in good stead in her future.

“Zara possesses many qualities which make her an overall great character.”

Zara’s parents are Zillah and Kieran and she has a 12-year-old sister, Melissa, and two brothers, 18-year-old Peter and three-year-old Miki. The family live in Beaumont Park.

Olivia Farnsworth

Examiner Awards. Young Personality nominee, Olivia Trepak with her mum Niki.

Seven-year-old Olivia Farnsworth is truly unique.

For she is thought to be the only person in the world who feels no pain, doesn’t get tired and is never hungry.

The reason is a rare chromosome disorder that has led to doctors dubbing her ‘bionic’ while her mum, Niki, says she’s “made of steel.’’

Yet she has a brilliant personality.

Mum Niki, 33, said: “She has an amazing personality – nothing fazes her. She is an absolute bundle of joy – everything is fun, glittering and sparkling. I would love five minutes in her world – it’s a really happy place. Olivia’s personality is so infectious everyone who meets her adores her.”

Niki and Olivia have set up a JustGiving page to raise money for chromosome disorder support group Unique.

Olivia’s special qualities have seen her run over by a car and walk away virtually uninjured.

She once went three days and nights without sleep and her mum says she has no interest in food.

When she was diagnosed, the consultant geneticist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals admitted she had never seen the disorder before in her career.

Niki said it was so rare it didn’t even have a name.

Little Olivia’s condition is described as chromosome 6 deletion but the mix of super-human abilities has never been reported before.

“She’s got no sense of danger,” said Niki, a single mum-of-five. “She got run over and dragged down the street by a car and she didn’t complain.

“She was dragged about ten car lengths down the road. It was horrendous. I was screaming but Olivia was just like, ‘what’s going on?’ She just got up and started walking back to me.

“The hospital said she’s bionic.

“Because of the impact she should have had severe injuries. She had a tyre mark on her chest. The doctors think what saved her from injury was she didn’t tense up.”

Niki added: “She doesn’t feel hunger so I can’t threaten her like other children by saying ‘if you don’t eat that you’ll not get this’ as she isn’t bothered.”

Olivia’s third “super power” is she never feels tired.

“She once went three consecutive days and nights with no sleep,” said Niki. “She’s never tired.”

Despite Olivia’s perceived toughness, Niki said she is the most loving of her children.

“She’ll be the first to share her sweets with you,” she said. “Everybody laughs because she’s so wild and extreme. She says let’s jump off here and all the other children are like, ‘that’s way too high’.’’

Olivia’s brothers and sisters Ella-Mae, 12; Bradlee, 10; Archie, 6 and Poppy, 4.

The JustGiving page is www.justgiving.com/N-Trepak

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