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Inspirational students celebrated at Further Education Awards

The success and achievements of Warrington & Vale Royal College‚ inspirational students has been celebrated at the college‚ annual Further Education Awards. Friends, family, staff, fellow students and local dignitaries gathered at St Elphin‚ Church in Warrington on Thursday 13th June to honour students from across the curriculum who have gone above and beyond both inside and outside of college to become exemplary students. The ceremony was opened by Reverend Stewart McTaggartand Principal& Chief Executive Nichola Newton whodelivered a speechabout the college‚ recent achievements. A total of 50 awards were handed out on the night, including outstanding achievement awards, work placement awards and a series of special awards. The awards not only reflect the hard work and dedication of students and their tutors but also the commitment to excellence in their studies in vocational qualifications and apprenticeships. Culinary Skills student James Tomkins was named Overall Outstanding Student of the Year. The previous Lymm High School student was presented the award by Tim Coulman, store manager of Sainsbury‚ Warrington, the sponsors of thisspecial award. James was nominated by his tutor Scott Surtees, who described him as the next ‚Äòbig thing‚Äô in the industry, commenting: It‚ not often you get to teach someone that you know will be one of the next ‚Äòbig things‚Äô in your industry but with James I really feel this is possible. To have been part of his promising career is what makes teaching so rewarding. Earlier in the year, James and three of his classmates won the gold medal and the ‚ÄòBest-in-Class 2019‚Äô accolade competing in the Welsh International Culinary Championships Inter-College Team Challenge. Scott added: For a student to step up to that level within his first year at college is nothing short of remarkable. Three special recognition awards were received by students who have excelled academically and provided inspiration to others in their chosen profession. The Nathan Taylor Memorial Award was given to exemplary student Jessica Gilmore, described as a young lady that has surpassed all expectations and embodies exactly what a Health and Social Care student should be. Brickwork student Tyler Thomason received the Elliot Award for Progress in Construction & Technology in recognition of his attitude to learning and developing his own skillset, which has led him to create within himself a student the college could not be more proud of. The Hilary Tucker Award went to Maria Clerkin, who has worked exceptionally hard on her Art & Design course. Maria was described as a highly talented and dedicated individual who is an inspiration to her fellow students. The awards closed with the Student Vote of Thanks, given by Student President Jake Love, who was also recognized on the evening for his contribution to the student council. Congratulations to all of our winners. Outstanding Achievement Awards Adult Community Learning ‚Äì Matthew Pimblett Art & Design ‚Äì Carl Malapitan Business ‚Äì Setara Nazir Brickwork ‚Äì Evan Panting Carpentry & Joinery ‚Äì Sam Quigley Childcare ‚Äì Rebecca Lee Computing & ICT ‚Äì Emily Freeman Graphics ‚Äì Jacy Hughes Digital & Media ‚Äì Ian Parker Electrical Installation ‚Äì Ethan Kenny-Jones Engineering ‚Äì Adam Mitchell English ‚Äì Jordan Ashcroft Foundation Learning ‚Äì Aleeha Sadiq Hair & Beauty ‚Äì Anna Jablonska Health & Social Care ‚Äì Samantha Crowley Hospitality & Catering ‚Äì Thomas Purslow Maths ‚Äì Lewis Lacey Performing Arts ‚Äì Alisha Thompson Plumbing ‚Äì Jack McGarry Public Services ‚Äì Charlotte Wild-Redmond Science ‚Äì Lauren Scholes Sport ‚Äì Jade Harrison Travel & Tourism ‚Äì Alexandra Rapiteanu Outstanding Work Placement Awards Art & Design ‚Äì Sophia Cane Carpentry & Joinery ‚Äì Zac Singleton Computing & ITC ‚Äì James Poole Electrical Installation ‚Äì Ethan Woodier Motor Vehicle ‚Äì Rowan Barry Performing Arts ‚Äì George Moore Sport ‚Äì Mariana Braz Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Awards Business Administration ‚Äì Jack Sherwood-Hodgson Construction ‚Äì Shaun Tyrer IT ‚Äì Adem Sen Engineering ‚Äì Kieran Hewson Hair & Beauty ‚Äì Jessica Wall Health & Social Care ‚Äì Jodie Cunningham Motor Vehicle ‚Äì Jamie Thirsk Nathan Taylor Memorial Award Allanah Bebbington Elliot Award for Progress in Construction & Technology Tyler Thomason Hilary Tucker Award Maria Clerkin Overall Outstanding Student of the Year Award James Tomkins
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