Over two hundred and fifty people from across the county will attend the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel in Tralee tonight. 32 awards will be presented accompanied with an inspiring citation of each winner’s achievements. The awards scheme which started in 1998 is designed to acknowledge the volunteering endeavours of young people from Kerry between the ages of 14 and 19. Twenty six Merit Awards, four Distinction Awards, the Voluntary Group Award and the Overall Winner Award will be presented. The Assistant Commissioner John O’ Mahoney will also be attending the event.