Sixteen year-old Tom Yanch of Bancroft has been presented with the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers, the highest honour a young person can achieve for their volunteer contributions in Ontario. The Lieutenant Governor presented Tom and six others with the medals on Friday. Tom is an active leader with Youth in Action, here in Bancroft, helping manage over 100 events a year; targeting youth ages 11-22. Thanks to his leadership the group has seen a 200 per cent increase in membership over the past year. The other recipients this year were: Chloe St. Armand of Petawawa, Paige Dillabough of Renfrew, Sierra Howald of Sudbury, Mitchell Case of Sault Ste. Marie and Joel Speers from Uxbridge.