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Dedicated students win awards

Dedicated students win awards

Two former Blackpool Sixth students are celebrating after each receiving a £1,000 cheque for their hard work and dedication.

Amy Donovan was nominated for her determination and hard work to win the most deserving student award, given in memory of Joyce and Alan Edgar Birtwhistle. Amy, who attended Montgomery High School before progressing to Blackpool Sixth, is currently studying business management at Leeds Beckett University and is hoping to use her award to travel later in the year.

Rebecca Bain, Head of English and Modern Foreign Languages, said: “Amy is a deserving winner, who is the first person in her family to go to university.

“Whilst at college, Amy was always open to ideas on how to improve and thoroughly deserves the award.”

The winner of the most outstanding student award, also donated in memory of Joyce and Alan Edgar Birtwhistle, was Rory Pinkney, who is studying medicine at Plymouth University. Rory, who attended Baines School before progressing to Blackpool Sixth, is hoping to become an anaesthetist in the future. Laura Bentley, who taught Rory A Level Biology, said: “Rory is quite simply an exceptional student. He has admirably juggled his academic studies, with vast and varied work experience for medicine. “Rory is a real people person and will make an excellent doctor.”

The two prizes are awarded after students have completed their first term at university and are given out each year.

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