Adam Broxton, a Unity College year 7 student, was commended in the “The High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen Award 2016” in recognition of his selfless attitude.
Adam moved into his terminally ill grandma’s house to care for her, giving up spending time with his friends and his own home comforts and luxuries.
Adam, who enjoys playing rugby, was presented with his award in a ceremony at the Lancashire Police Headquarters in Hutton.
Amanda Parker, High Sheriff of Lancashire, said: “The Young Citizen of the Year Award promotes young people’s achievements, highlighting the valuable contribution they make to the communities in which they live.
“We were delighted with the number and variety of entrants for this year’s prize.”