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Students pick up awards
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Students from Pembrokeshire College picked up a number of awards at the first ever Radio Pembrokeshire Young Achiever Awards.
Held at Folly Farm on Friday 15 November, College students Ricky-Lee Everest, James Taylor, Conor Ratcliff and Jacob Thomas were among 13 young people to be recognised for their achievements.
Ricky-Lee picked up the Commitment to the Environment Award for his involvement in a number of community projects including building a pond dipping platform with the National Parks, beach cleaning with Darwin Science and various projects with the National Trust including working with St David's Care in the Community. Ricky has also helped to repaint outdoor benches at Withybush Hospital and playhouses and sheds at Pembroke Dock Community School.
James Taylor was awarded the Outstanding Progress Award (6th Form or College) after achieving 5 high A grades at AS level this summer in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, and Further Maths. James is also a STEM scholarship recipient at the College which recognises him as an exceptionally talented young man who is a leader of the future.
Budding entrepreneur Conor Ratcliff was selected as the Young Entrepreneur Award winner after setting up his own brand of stake apparel including branded t-shirts, hats and ear-rings made out of bits of old skateboards. Conor has also been recognised by the Welsh Government for his enterprise skills and has been used as a case study to promote young entrepreneurship.
Finally, Jacob Thomas picked up the Young Sportsperson Award for his remarkable achievements in the game of Boccia which saw him represent Great Britain in the 2012 Paralympics. Jacob is ranked 12th in the world and has touched many people’s lives through his sporting achievements and passion for competing. Jacob is a tremendous ambassador for both his sport and the College – he is truly an inspiration to everyone who meets him.
Well done to you all.