DEDICATION, ambition and hard work of students and staff were celebrated at Andover College’s Achievers’ Awards 2018.

Students, along with their friends and family were invited to join lecturers, governors and sponsors in celebrating their achievements at The Lights on Wednesday last week

Principal Tim Jackson said: “This is a celebration of students who have studied at our college but are achieving as they are through the efforts and help of the local school and business community.”

The top accolade of the evening, the prestigious Principal’s Award was presented to double prize winner Emily Porter who also received the Academic Achievement Award. She was presented the award for her mature attitude to study with outstanding independent learning skills.

“Emily excelled throughout her A Levels and made immense contribution towards the recruitment for the college with her inspirational speeches and her lively personality,” Mr Jackson added.

Finlay Robinson was awarded the Humanities and Social Sciences Achievement Award for his exemplary writing and his inspirational attitude in assisting other learners with their progression.

His lecturer Graeme Rowe, who nominated Finn for the award, said: “Finn is the strongest student academically that I have ever had the privilege to teach. He works harder than any other student that I have ever encountered and perseveres to grasp all concepts possible. One of his essays is now used by the examining body as an exemplar for students across the country. I have learnt much from him and he is deserving of this award.”

Concluding the ceremony, assistant principal Ben Stokes underlined the collaboration between the college and the feeder schools that prepare future Andover College students for the next step in their education.

He said: “Andover education doesn’t happen in a vacuum; we are proud to be part of a network of educational providers including our secondary schools in Andover – and a growing number from Salisbury and Wiltshire – who like us are committed to providing a platform of high educational standards and credibility.”

The full list of winners were:

n Finlay Robinson – Humanities and Social Sciences Achievement

n Karman Norman – Science and Maths Achievement

n Michael Portsmouth – Nigel Spackman Sport Achievement

n Gabriela Krzus – Business and Professional Studies Achievement

n Clare Miles – Professional Industries Achievement

n Emma Hunter – Entrepreneurial Achievement

n Szandra Horvath – Alan Guyatt Mature Learner Achievement

n Hannah Jones – Creative and Performing Arts Achievement

n Charlie Collins – Apprenticeship Achievement

n Nola Roberts – Personal Achievement

n Emily Porter – Academic Achievement and Principal’s Award

n And Nikki Yates received the Teacher’s Award.