Ten Young Icelanders Honored

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Ten Young Icelanders Honored

By Zoë Robert
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The annual “Outstanding Young Icelanders” awards were announced by President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson at the University of Iceland yesterday.

The awards are run by Junior Chamber International (JCI). On the jury were Katrín Jakobsdóttir, head of the Left-Green Movement, Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir, adventurer, Ari Kristinn Jónsson, rector of the University of Reykjavík and Sigurður Sigurðsson, president of JCI in Iceland, ruv.is reports. 

The ten Icelanders to receive the award this year are:

Alexandra Chernyshova, composer

Aníta Hinriksdóttir, student and athlete

Anna Pála Sverrisdóttir, lawyer and human rights advocate

Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, CEO of Landvernd Icelandic Environment Association

Hans Tómas Björnsson, pediatrician

Haraldur Freyr Gíslason, kindergarten teacher and musician

María Rut Kristinsdóttir, psychology student and outgoing chair of the University of Iceland Student Council

Sigríður María Egilsdóttir, speaker and actress

Sævar Helgi Bragason, scientist at the University of Iceland

Þorsteinn Baldur Friðriksson, director of Plain Vanilla Games.

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