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Outstanding Nelson and Colne students are honoured
4:30pm Saturday 15th September 2012 in News
OUTSTANDING students from Nelson and Colne College were recognised at the annual awards ceremony on Thursday night.
The glittering event, at Nelson’s ACE Centre, was held to honour the success of its A Level and Vocational student stars, with students obtaining 100 per cent pass rates this year.
Some of the alumni of 2012 are now heading off to prestigious university’s, including Imperial College London and University College London.
Primary and secondary school head teachers attended the event before the awards began, as part of a celebration of the educational excellence in Pendle.
Principal Amanda Melton opened the ceremony by talking about some of the college’s achievements this year.
Special guests included Colne’s own Azhar Siddique, who was a contestant on The Apprentice this year, and the mayor of Pendle, Coun Asjad Mahmood.
Over 50 students were honoured in all. Two pre-professional awards were given out, to Mahak Shah for medicine and law student Rosie Farrar.
The Principal’s award for Outstanding Achievement went to 23-year-old Philip Davie, in recognition of outstanding achievement in his A levels and his determination to overcome barriers to obtain a place to study medicine at the University of Liverpool.
Joan Peagam, head of division for Science, Maths and Engineering, said: “Phil was a model student and the list of positive attributes is very long. He was a role model to the younger students who shared his classes and a joy to teach.”