Payge Doty-Brown of the Comox Valley received the BC Athletics U16 girls Athlete of the Year award at a recent awards banquet in Richmond.
The 15-year-old Grade 10 student at Isfeld Secondary competes in track and field. She capped last season with a a silver medal performance at the BC Summer Games in Prince George with a toss of 45.73 metres in the hammer throw. During the Games, she had been presented with a leadership award.
Recently, the Comox Rotary Club presented Payge with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition, which acknowledges individuals who contribute to their community. The club contributed $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation in her name. Contributions are spent on humanitarian efforts around the world.