News

Back to list

Huish celebrates the ‘Class of 2016’

Posted on 11th April 2017

Class of 2016 Prize Winners

Class of 2016 Prize Winners

The Richard Huish College ‘Class of 2016’ reunited at a special Prize Giving and Reunion Evening on Monday 3rd April.

All 2016 leavers were invited to join in the celebrations at the College that included a formal presentation of prizes to students who were chosen as being outstanding in their subject.

All Prize Winners

All Prize Winners

The highest honours, the three Principal’s Awards, went to:

Ryan Pringle for Principal's Award for Highest Achiever.

Ryan achieved four A* grades in Economics, Maths, Further Maths and Physics. Described by his teachers as a highly intelligent and hardworking student, with a natural curiosity and eagerness to learn. Claire Bennett, Tutor and Economics teacher summed up with: Ryan is a student with a passion for learning; he is enthused and excited by the challenge of new discoveries with the curiosity to pursue alternative approaches to solutions. He has an open mind and displays a maturity which is rarely encountered in a young person of his age. His potential for success at Higher Education is unquestionable and as such we would not only give him our highest recommendation but await in awe of his future successes.

Diogo Santos Ganga for Principal’s Award for Greatest Contribution to College Life.

Sheron Burton, Learning Centre Services Manager said: Diogo is an all-round personable, pleasant young man, who grew into a willing, organised and friendly adult with excellent communication skills.  He worked with the Learning Centre team for nearly the whole 2 years he was at college, carrying out the student shelver post.  He developed in this role, carrying it out with a great deal of enthusiasm and complete competency.  He took ownership of his tasks, staying to get things finished when necessary. He was efficient and accurate, and willing to take on things beyond his role. During his time at Huish, he blossomed from a quiet shy student into the articulate, confident, mature young man who gained his first choice place at Reading University.  A true success story for the College.

Kacee Phillips for Principal's Award for Greatest Progress.

Kacee was one of our Progression Sixth students who moved onto level three Health and Social Care.  During her time on the course her commitment and hard work were unfailing, never satisfied with anything but her best and putting in many hours of work to improve her standard.  Her quiet but determined commitment to her values won her the respect of all.   Placement reports were glowing, service-users responded warmly to her gentle, supportive approach and staff were quick to recognise that she could be relied upon to work with little supervision within their teams. She left us with an overall grade of D*D*D*, having achieved distinction in every unit.

Principal John Abbott (centre) with the Principal's Awards winners Diogo Santos Ganga (left) and Ryan Pringle (right)

Principal John Abbott (centre) with the Principal's Awards winners Diogo Santos Ganga (left) and Ryan Pringle (right)

Special guests included Chris Ormrod, Managing Director of Ministry of Cake, who gave a closing speech. Also in attendance were representatives from the Arthur C Clarke Foundation, Taunton Chamber of Commerce, Broomhead & Saul Solicitors and Milsted Langdon Accountants and former Huish teacher Karen Revans, who supported the event and presented awards.

The past students had the opportunity to catch up with friends and staff during an informal buffet after the presentation and enjoyed live music from current student, Sam Payne.

Principal John Abbott said: “The Class of 2016 managed to surpass the excellent results set by their predecessors and set new records for A Level examination results and the value Huish adds.  Their high performance reinforces our consistent position as one of the country’s highest performing Sixth Form Colleges. The evening was a great success and it was fantastic for us to see what the Class of 2016 have gone on to achieve.”

If you would like a copy of the photos taken on the night please email marketing@huish.ac.uk

Alistair Scott (right) presenting the Arthur C Clarke Award to Fred Shirley (left)

Alistair Scott (right) presenting the Arthur C Clarke Award to Fred Shirley (left)

Colin Barrell presenting the Taunton Chamber of Commerce Business Award to Brooke Gilbertson

Colin Barrell presenting the Taunton Chamber of Commerce Business Award to Brooke Gilbertson

Student Services

Providing you with complete support!

Providing you with complete support!

Case study

Matt Baker – Business Administration Apprentice

Matt Baker – Business Administration Apprentice