AFTER a year of hard work, it was time for students and their families to celebrate at High Tunstall College of Science Awards Evening in Hartlepool.
Dozens of awards were presented to current and past pupils in a variety of fields.
They celebrated their achievements both in and out of the classroom.
Hartlepool MP Iain Wright was among the 400 guests present.
Trophies and shields were presented to the students by High Tunstall’s headteacher Mark Tilling.
He said the event was also an opportunity to thank parents and everyone else for their support to pupils.
In total 110 awards were handed out recognising students’ success and progress in all subjects and extracurricular activities.
The Gordon Pearson Award, named after the school’s first headteacher, had a more poignant feel as Mr Pearson died earlier this year.
It was won by James Altringham for Year 11, Lewis Pattinson for Year 10, Harriet Williams for Year 9, Annabelle Napper for Year 8, and Amy Hill for Year 7.
The Service to the College Award went to Jessica Edwards in Year 11, Beth Gavin for Year 10, Marianne Holt from Year 9, Rhys Maddren from Year 8 and Amy Wearmouth in Year 7.
Winners in the prestigious Student of the Year category went to Edward Lown for Year 11, Bethany Peek in Year 10, Joshua Cooper for Year 9, Victoria Murray in Year 8 and Amy Hill in Year 7.
Sophie Chapman and Rachel Dobson achieved the best GCSE results by a girl while Thomas Patton took the honour for the boys.
The Ken Shepherd Award recognising outstanding commitment despite difficult circumstances was awarded to Charlotte Gleeson.
Niall O’Driscoll and Rebecca Wilson were named the students who made the most progress.
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