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Academic Daniel becomes Student of the Year

Daniel Urquhart was named Student of the Year at our Presentation Awards Evening.

The Year 11 student was chosen as this year’s recipient for his displays of academic excellence across all subjects. His achievements so far include doing his GCSE maths exam early and securing an A* and completing a History GCSE in his own time.

The gifted student, who was awarded a commemorative plate and voucher by James O’Gorman from sponsor Priors Hall Park, said: “I am really pleased to have won as it was not something that I thought would happen. I am really honoured.”

More than 150 students were given awards on the night, with prizes across all subjects and recognition for achievement and commitment.

24 students also received special recognition with an Academy Awards which recognised achievement in areas including effective communication, creative thinking, group work and enterprise.

A number of important people from Corby and top business people attended the ceremony on Tuesday night. Mayor Cllr Mohammed Rahman presented an award for service to the community and Corby Borough Council’s recently appointed chief executive Norman Stronach presented the award for Citizenship.

Chief executive of Rockingham Speedway Charlotte Orton, Dave Muir from RS Components, Chris Scarratt from Roquette also gave out awards. There were also representatives from Corby Business Group, Northamptonshire Police, Hayes Recruitment, Corby Town Football Club and Corby Radio.

Our guest speaker this year was English Athletics Coach Graham Ravenscroft.

Mr Ravenscroft, who is also a local firefighter, gave an inspiring 20 minute speech about the road to success and the necessity of failing along the way.

Click here for Presentation Evening Gallery 2012

Academy award winners 2012:

Corby Radio Award for Effective Communication -  Harrison Tomkins

Northamptonshire Police Award for Independent Working -  Katie-Anne Middleton

Impress Award for Creative Thinking  - Mathew Bell

Roquette Award for Managing Risk – Andreas Milan

Roquette Award for Green Issues– Jordan Andrew

XMA Award for Group Work -Bradley Thompson

Award for Children’s University  - Alexandra Lawless

Clearwater Solutions Award for Reflecting on Performance  - Alice Davis

Corby Borough Council Award for Citizenship - Elizabeth Smith

The Mayor’s Award for Community  - Nicholas Galway

The Rockingham Award for Science & Technology– Ethan Hollerbach

The Rockingham Award for Creative Design – Eden Lonie

Corby Town Football Club Award for Active Achievement-Female –  Vanessa Mumba

The Corby Town Football Club Award for Active Achievement-Male - Joshua Cresswell

Louise Bagshawe Award for Creative Writing - Tara Leggett

Library Award - Lauren Pulley

Corby Enterprise Centre Award for Enterprise - Young Enterprise Group

Corby Business Group  Award for Peer Mentoring - Charlotte Bean

Parents in Partnership Award for the Spirit of CBA  - Cara Marchant

RS Components Award for E-Commerce is - Hayden Close

The Virtuosi GUS Brass Band Award for Musical Achievement - George Brabbs

Hays Recruitment Attendance Award  - Rebeca Constantin and Nathan Dalby 

Priors Hall Park Student of the Year Award - Daniel Urquhart