There was a special feel to the awards evening held at St Augustine’s RC High School as former pupils celebrated their time at the school while reflecting on wider successes over the past years.
These included excellent examination results at the Billington based school plus valuable contributions to community projects and charities.
Local dignitaries including the Deputy Mayoress of Clitheroe Coun. Maureen Fenton, the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of the Ribble Valley Coun. Richard Bennett and Mrs Marilyn Davies and the Mayor and Mayoress of Hyndburn Coun. Tim O’Kane and Mrs Melanie Storey attended.
Guest of Honour was former member of staff Mr Gareth Bowden who had been the pupils’ Year Leader for two years.
In his speech, he praised the efforts of the young people who had achieved so well and also highlighted the role that young people can play in changing the world for the better, stressing the importance of friendship, honesty and integrity.
He presented GCSE certificates and a number of special awards including the Chaplaincy Award which was presented to Charlotte Campbell and the Whalley Lions’ Shield for Service to the School Community which was presented to Paul Bell and Thomas Priest.
Other notable prize winners were Rachel Shuker who received an award for outstanding success in her GCSEs (9A* and 1A) and former Head Boy, William Golding, who was awarded the Headteacher’s Prize for 10 A* grades at GCSE as well as an outstanding contribution to school life over his five years at the school.
Father Willoughby Award for Religious Education, Julia Pearson; Portfolio Award for Art, Claudia McCormick; Springhill Care Group Business and Communications Systems Award, Alicia Riley; Award for Critical Thinking, Lois Embery; Prize for Computer Science, Jonathan Greenwood; Cup for Drama – Morgan Clossick; St Augustine’s Award for Electronics, Bethany Murphy; St Augustine’s Award for Engineering, Thomas Fisher; Merit Cup for English, Emily Hale; Margaret Ainsworth Memorial Silver Salver for Literature, Rachel Shuker; St Augustine’s Award for Food Technology, Maria Marchese; Prize for Geography, Charlie Tomlinson; Prize for Health and Social Care, Shannon Rea; Philip Morris Prize for History, Patrick Cowperthwaite; St Augustine’s Award for Mathematics, Rachel Shuker; Award for Additional Mathematics, Alexander Lomax; Prize for Media Studies, Isabel Ellis; The Lambert Award for Languages, Megan Hackett; Rey/Bulman Award for Languages, Kate Brand; Anthony McNamara Award for Spanish, Emma Smith; Heyhurst Cup for Music, Laurence Gray; Peter Rose Cup for Musical Endeavour, Breanna Howard; Photographer of the Year, Jessica Shaw; Grogan Trophy for GCSE PE, Mary Cowperthwaite; Award for Resistant Materials, Ellie Bibby; St Augustine’s Prize for Biology, Paul Bell; St Augustine’s Prize for Chemistry, Rachel Shuker; St Augustine’s Prize for Physics, Alexander Lomax; St Augustine’s Prize for Science, Alexander Cuddihy; Prize for BTEC Science, Kate Brand; Vocational Studies, Leah Cockshutt; Sandra Coulter Trophy for Contribution to School Sports, Callum Boardman; Sportsperson of the Year – Blythe Fourie; Contribution to Pre-Teaching Scheme, Alicia Cookson; Outstanding Contribution to Pupil Council, Breanna Howard, Alexander Lomax; Chaplaincy Award for Dedication and Commitment, Charlotte Campbell; Zen Ciezarek Award for Contribution to the Extra Curricular Life of the School, Breanna Howard; Patrick Roberts Award for Contribution To Year 11, William Golding and James Hughes-Gooding; Whalley Lions Shield for Service To The School Community, Paul Bell and Thomas Priest; Wardrobe Trophy for Work Ethos, Anya Baron and Paige Leeming; Simone Martin Trophy for Effort and Determination, Amelia Mulholland and Rachel Spencer; PTFA Award for Endeavour and Achievement, Philip Clews; Anthony Leecy Cup for Dedication and Achievement, Lily Bowker and Lauren Jameson; Richard Sykes Trophy for Dedication and Achievement, Ellie Taylor; Alan Fish Progress Award, Charlie Tomlinson; Jean Bell Memorial Prize for Progress – Thomas Szlaz; Bob Ainsworth Memorial Prize, Amber Robinson; St Augustine’s Silver Salver for Outstanding KS4 Results, Rachel Shuker; Monsignor Guerin Rosebowl for Best KS4 Results, William Golding; Peter Webster Memorial Prize for Overall Contribution to Upper School, Charlotte Campbell, Blythe Fourie, James Hughes-Gooding and George Kelly; Lawrenson Trophy, Martha Barrett and William Golding; Headteacher’s Prize, William Golding.