7 July 2017
Over 370 guests enjoyed an evening of success celebrating outstanding student achievement last week at the Student Awards ceremony hosted at Borderville Sports Centre.
The annual Student Awards is a celebration of student’s outstanding commitment, not only to college life but also to their studies and personal achievements over the past academic year. The ceremony showcases the determination and level of skill that students at New College Stamford possess.
Students, friends, family and staff were not only welcomed to the Brits style evening with the glitz and glam of a red carpet, but were also presented with wine and canapés on arrival, making it a night to remember!
This year, more than 2000 students were entered into the competition, with 26 students crowned winners for their outstanding effort over the last academic year. Students were both nominated and voted for by staff in their categories including: Level 1, 2 and 3 Awards for Excellence, Apprentice of the Year, Award for Enterprise and Employability, Volunteer of the Year, and many more!
Compere Caz Dolby, owner of Wildcats Theatre School, hosted the Awards night with outstanding professionalism and charm. The audience were treated to a range of live entertainment, including a special performance by student band ‘Among The Citizens’ and a dance set by New College Stamford’s very own theatre school, the Eastern School of Performing Arts ‘Wildcats’, much to a rapturous applause that filled the room from corner to corner.
Much to her surprise, Student of the Year was awarded to Hairdressing student Fiona Beaton-Thorne, who was presented with the award for her outstanding commitment and success throughout the year. Massive congratulations to Fiona for all your hard work and determination!
The following awards were presented to the following deserving students on the night of the Student Awards ceremony.
Level 1 Award for (All Round) Excellence – Winner: Ashly Brown-Calderbank / Runner Up: Isaac Jones
Level 2 Award for (All Round) Excellence – Winner: Shannon Fassler / Runner Up: Jodie Whitehead
Level 3 Award for (All Round) Excellence – Winner: Fiona Beaton-Thorne / Runner Up: Ralph Shilcock
Volunteer of the Year Award – Winner: Michael Pryke / Runner Up: Jason Olley
Enterprise & Employability Award – Winner: William Silver / Runner Up: Derell Clifton & Hamish Gardner
Apprentice of the Year Award – Winner: Emily Greenwood / Runner Up: Barney Burton
Wildcard Award – Winner: Edward Clarke / Runner Up: Emily Gould
Higher Education Award – Winner: Lisa Shawley / Runner Up: Matthew Bamford
English & Maths Governors Excellence Award: Edmund Orwin
Entry Level Award for Excellence: Harvin Jassar
Northfields Trophy: Nathan Roberts
Audrey Kitson Award: Sirinadda Mirin
Jess Danby Award: Rosie Femminile
Evergreen Care Trust – Health & Social Care Student of the Year Award: Lily Denney
Staff Award: Mike Pickering
Student of the Year – Runner Up: Rosie Femminile
*Student of the Year* – Fiona Beaton-Thorne
As many of the students awarded at the event will be leaving New College Stamford to progress their careers or continue onto higher level courses, undoubtedly, they will be entering their summer with a great sense of pride and achievement. A huge congratulations to all!
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