William Gadd, who attends Otley College, was honoured at a reception at City Hall, London, to celebrate his achievements at WorldSkills Calgary 2009.
Gadd was awarded a Medallion For Excellence at the competition for his landscaping skills.
At City Hall, Gadd was presented with a certificate of participation from former England rugby player Matt Dawson MBE.
Gadd took part in WorldSkills along with 25 members of Team UK, who battled it out over four days of tough competition in skills including landscaping, floristry, cooking and engineering.
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