Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)


Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)


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WINNER: a representative THE MIDDLESBROUGH COLLEGE AWARDS 2011 IT WAS a night of celebration as the great and the good of Tees Valley gathered to celebrate the achievements of Middlesbrough College students over the past twelve months.

From academic excellence and sporting successes, to commitment to the college above and beyond the call of duty, these students have all stood out and earned themselves special recognition.

The night was compered by TFM's Wayne Allen and musical interludes on stage were provided by students Danielle Ripley and Emma Jeffels, who were both accompanied on guitar by Abi Thomas. Meanwhile football freestyler Al Johnson and acoustic singer Val Boyers provided entertainment in the foyer.

Middlesbrough College wishes to thank all the companies, organisations and individuals who have sponsored and supported Middlesbrough College and our students, including: Bandland Belmont View Care Home (BJP Healthcare) Carol Ellis Caswells Group Caterpillar Dennis Williams Hair and Beauty Supplies Hazel Pearson OBE John Hogg Kate Brown NCFE Open College Network North East Region Paul Urwin Philip Eddy and family QFS Catering Sembcorp UK SITA UK Teesside University The Dimples Day Nursery The Institute of Measurement and Control (Teesside Section) Total Fitness Viv McFarquhar * Sports, Recreation and Public Services Student of the Year - FRANCES MOUNT FRANCES Mount, known as Fran, 18, from Guisborough, is an exemplary student with an excellent academic pedigree who consistently showed an impressive commitment to the college.

Highly ambitious and something of a perfectionist, Frances achieved straight distinctions across all 18 units of her course, giving her an overall grade of triple distinction, and even managed to find the time to play for the college''s football team.

Her 100% attendance record and flawless punctuality further demonstrated her desire to excel in all aspects of her life.

Fran is now studying Sports Education and Outdoor Education at Leeds Metropolitan University and hopes to get a job as either a PE teacher or a deep sea diver after graduation.

The award was sponsored by Total Fitness with a representative from the company on hand to help with the presentation.

* Catering and Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Student of the Year - LUKE BOWMAN LUKE Bowman went to extraordinary lengths to continue his BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Travel and Tourism after moving to Consett following his first year.

Making the long journey into college everyday, Luke spent the occasional night with his nanna and his friends in order to keep up his 99.74% attendance.

Despite many hurdles, his sheer determination and commitment saw him through and Luke secured a place on the Foundation Degree in Travel and Tourism at the University of Durham.

The award was sponsored by QFS Catering with a representative from the company on hand to help with the presentation.

Luke also won the Aim Higher Award for Progression.

* Health and Care Student of the Year - JODIE PETERS JODIE Peters is a remarkable student and fully deserving of the Health and Care Student of the Year award.

Despite suffering a number of setbacks in her personal life which could have easily led to her leaving the programme, she successfully persevered with her Level 2 Health and Social Care course.

Jodie''s mature attitude to her studies and her determination to succeed, continually saw her achieve at the highest level.

The award was sponsored by Belmont View Care Home.

* The Principal''s Award for Student of the Year - CHRIS WILLIAMS THE biggest plaudits of the night went to the official Student of the Year, chosen by college principal Mike Hopkins.

Chris, 20, from Eston, has certainly come a long way since attending a Middlesbrough College programme for those not in employment or education in the summer of 2008. …

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