Over 350 guests enjoyed an evening celebrating outstanding student achievement last week at the Student Awards ceremony hosted at Borderville Sports Centre.
The annual Student Awards ceremony 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 awards ceremony showcases the determination and level of skill that students at New College Stamford are able to acquire during their studies.
Students, friends, family and staff were not only welcomed 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 20 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: Entry Level, Level 1, 2 and 3 Awards for Excellence, Apprentice of the Year, Work Experience, Volunteer of the Year, and many more!
We also invited our students to nominate a staff member who had particularly influenced their time at New College Stamford.
The ceremony, hosted by Vice Principals’ Sarah Young and Matt Shough, was opened by an amazing performance by New College Stamford partners Eastern School of Performing Arts.
Much to his surprise, Student of the Year was awarded to Motor Vehicle student Jake Arnold, who shone through from hundreds of nominations to have reached this momentous accolade. Despite facing challenges and obstacles, that may well have prevented many others from reaching success, he embraced the support and the opportunities available at the college to develop his skills and work ethic instead. Massive congratulations to Jake for all of your hard work and determination.
The following awards were presented to the following deserving students on the night of the Student Awards ceremony.
Entry Level Award for Excellence – Connor Moloney
Level 1 Award for Excellence – Jake Arnold
Level 2 Award for Excellence – Adam Golding
Level 3 Award Excellence – Daelyn Godfrey & Fay Wilkins
Volunteer of the Year Award – Joseph Rooney, Sam Garner, Jack Thubbron and Janis Bubinskis
Work Experience of the Year Award – Romas Almalhi
Apprentice of the Year Award – Georgia Blades
University Centre Stamford Student of the Year Award – Paige Gordon
Wildcard Award for Young Carers: Emily Jane Cartmell Wills
Wildcard Award for Determination to Succeed: Pam Belson
Maths Award for Excellence: Jordan Langton
English Award for Excellence: Alicia Southwell
Northfields Trophy: Aaron Worsdall
Audrey Kitson Award: Florence Ashton
Evergreen Care Trust – Health & Social Care Student of the Year Award: Rehana Naz
Reading List Foundation Scholarship: Shane Nightingale
Staff Member of the Year (as voted for by students)
Runner Up: Laura Williams
Winner: Phil Smith
Student of the Year
Runner Up: Adam Golding
Winner: Jake Arnold
Janet Meenaghan the Principle of New College Stamford said “The Student Awards event never ceases to impress me. Seeing all of our fantastic students celebrating their achievements with friends, family members, and college tutors really makes for such a memorable evening. They are all superb ambassadors for our College and we are proud of the hard work they have all put in over the past academic year. We wish them the very best for the future whether that be staying on at New College Stamford, progressing onto further education or gaining employment within their chosen fields.”
As many of the students that won awards 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 winners and those nominated this year!