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College celebrates students’ achievements at annual awards ceremony

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Students, staff and governors of a college have joined together with families and friends to celebrate outstanding academic and personal achievements.The annual College of West Anglia (CWA) Student of the Year Awards ceremony was recently held at Lynn’s Alive Corn Exchange and hosted by assistant principal of student services Paul O’Shea.A total of 30 students were shortlisted from approximately 6,000 attending all of CWA’s campuses. Of these, ten were crowned as winners in a range of categories.

CWA Overall Student of the Year 2024, Luca Bressani with Principal, David Pomfret

CWA principal David Pomfret opened with a review of the academic year, speaking about cross-campus triumphs, success stories, and achievements.He said: “CWA’s vision is changing lives through learning and there is no better demonstration of this than the achievements of the students we are celebrating this evening, and of the dedicated staff who helped them get here.“On behalf of everyone at CWA, I am so proud that tonight we will recognise these students’ commitment, standard of work, and achievements during the past year. I congratulate each of them on their success.

CWA Student of the Year runners-up and winners, with Principal, David Pomfret, and Assistant Principal Student Services, Paul O’Shea

“I would like to thank all the families, friends, employers, and our partners here this evening for supporting and encouraging our students during the course of their studies at the college. “I would also like to express my gratitude to those staff who have provided such valuable support for their studies.“Finally, I would like to thank the sponsors of the various awards for their generous backing.” CWA Bridge to Education student Luca Bressani received the Overall Student of the Year 2024 award, as well as winning the Inclusive Learning category.The CWA award winners and runners-up are as follows:Creative Arts – Sponsored by Adrian Flux Runners up: Romanos Pasenidis and Ellie Poynter-GregoryWinner: Nakita DaviesOutstanding Progress in English or MathsRunners up: Kaci Walker and Andreea Gritco Winner: Kerenza KnappTechnology – Sponsored by Nestlé Purina PetcareRunners up: Artjoms Ilgacs and Lou KyleWinner: Lacey Field Land-based StudiesRunners up: Chloe Hickman and Fenn RixWinner: Ewan BimpsonPersonal Achievement – Sponsored by Birketts Runners up: Lakeisha Bannister and Lily IvesWinner: Turaya HammondInclusive Learning – Sponsored by BespakRunners up: Dylan Rollins and George Mooney Winner: Luca BressaniPartnershipsRunners up: Vladimir Mihok and William McCloyWinner: Lisa Kemp Business, Humanities, Hospitality, Science and ComputingSponsored by Booker WholesaleRunners up: Chloe Rothwell and Diana DroppovaWinner: Veun Reeve SolisApprenticeships – Sponsored by Bespak Runners up: Henry Townshend and James ChrysostomouWinner: Thomas FordSport, Public and Caring Services – Sponsored by Double G ClothingRunners up: Millie Tibbs and Oluwakemi JayeolaWinner: Shannon WyattOverall Student of the Year 2024Winner: Luca Bressani

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