College's achievers honoured
STUDENTS, their families, friends and staff have gathered for the seventh annual Penwith College awards evening.
In all 43 subject awards were presented for effort and achievement with a further 22 special awards which encompassed the other areas of college activities such as adult learners and higher education, as well as prizes for students' contributions to the life of the college.
In addition were three awards, one dedicated to a past member of staff (the Martin Ockwell Award for Art), one dedicated to a past student (the Matthew Rowe Prize for English) and finally the Rosie Howis Award, instituted to honour a student who lost her life to cancer.
Awards were presented by Mark Arnold, director of quality, and the evening was compèred by college director Martin Tucker.
"As the college grows, so does our success and it's very satisfying to see so many award-winners here tonight, as many of them will be leaving for university shortly to pursue their educational careers far and wide," he said.
"These students were selected from a large number of nominations to receive awards but there are many other students who are undertaking great work and their efforts should not be forgotten.
"My thanks must also go to the staff, without whom many of these students would not reach their full potential."
Access: Hayley Wagstaff, Sarah Guerandel.
Automotive engineering: Ryan Platts, Jamie Hudgell.
Business, law and economics: Carissa Marsland, Greg Rowe and Kim Letchford.
Professional cookery: Liam Gallagher and Syrus Pickhaver.
Childcare and education: Charlotte Lee and Becky Hall.
Creative and media: Breon Day-Nicholls, Daisy Rickman and Maisie Marshall.
Computer games development: Peter Andrews.
Construction (carpentry): Luke Attwood and Joseph Chapple.
Construction (bricklaying): Scott Costello and Matt Nayler.
English: Callum Oulds.
Health and social care: Evana Mathews and Molly Blewett.
Foundation studies: Jamie Dymond.
Humanities: Katy Rudge, Sandra Macijevskyte, Thomas Fell, Ewan Wallace, Hannah England, Megan Archer and Elly Evans.
IT and computing: Benji Peck, Rikki Salmon-Collins.
Maths: Tom Bottomley.
Maths and science: Tizane Barron, Tamsin Hichens.
Music and performing arts: Mary Hoggard and Steven Brogan.
Public services: Leo Mayhew.
Social science: Joely Fashokun, Amber Cann, Bella Smith and Nicole Reynolds.
Sport: Mick Blything and Jack Ramsey.
Outstanding Achievement in Higher Education: Emma Lankford.
Return to Learning Award: Richard Henley and Aquila Quinnan.
Adult Learner of the Year: Marta Lignar and Leanne Priest.
Martin Ockwell Award: Rosie Brenton.
Matthew Rowe Award: Megan Archer.
Breakthrough Award: Timothy Wilson and Cariad Roberts; Rosie Howis Award: Sinea Williams.
Contribution to College Life: Harriet Clackworthy, Carly Collard, Jasmine Cotterill, Shauna Cronnelly, Megan Davis, Becky Hall, James Harvey, Lucy Ledbury, Charlotte Lee, Lucy Mander and Heather Warren.