Annual awards celebrate Cornwall College success stories
7:00am Saturday 16th February 2013 in News
Cornwall College has been celebrating some of its successful students by holding its annual Promise Awards ceremony at the Camborne campus recently.
Bringing together all departments from across the campus, the awards recognise the achievements, endeavours and progress of students, who have been nominated by their course tutors, with each winner receiving a cheque for £25 in addition to their award.
Jess Hollis, 17 from Camborne who is currently studying the Music Performance Extended Diploma with dBs Music at Cornwall College Camborne, won an Endeavour Award after showing commitment, determination, and perseverance in her studies.
Jess said: “It’s great to get something back after all the hard work I’ve put in so far. I love my course and it’s really good that we have something like dBs Music here in Cornwall.”
Miriam Venner, Centre Manager for dBs Music Cornwall, said: “We nominated Jess because we felt that she always goes over and above what’s expected of her. She’s also great at motivating others and a really positive face for dBs Music.”
Kirstie Stuka, 17 from Penryn, is studying A Levels at Cornwall College Camborne, and won an Achievement Award for consistently producing a high standard of work across all of her courses.
Kirstie, who returned to the UK from the Philippines after her family moved there when she was 10, said: “I’m really pleased to have won this award, as I’ve worked really hard, so it’s nice for that to be recognised. It’s also great because I found it hard starting over at first and not knowing anyone, but now I’m really enjoying college life here.”
Karen Tangye-Powell, Senior Tutor for A-levels at Cornwall College Camborne, said: “All of Kirstie’s tutors have noticed how hard she works and how conscientious she is about her studies, which is why she was nominated, as well as for the fantastic results she’s achieved in her exams so far. She’s also really settled in now and made lots of friends in her classes and in the A-level Centre on campus.”
Don McKenzie, Head of Cornwall College Camborne, said: “At Cornwall College, we are incredibly proud of all our students and like to celebrate and highlight their success and achievements, both during and after their time with us. Congratulations to all of our winners on receiving their well-deserved awards.”