Mary Tighe - Winner of the Inspiration to Others Award
The search for Somerset’s unsung heroes has concluded with two Richard Huish College representatives awarded winners of the Passion for Somerset’s inaugural Somerset Heroes Campaign.
The Inspiration to Others Award has been awarded to Mary Tighe, who is a Governor at Huish. The judges chose Mary, who lives in Taunton, as she is an inspiration to all those around her; always busy for the benefit of others and never seeking reward. She is completely selfless in her commitment to the community, quietly going about her business but making a difference to so many people’s lives. Many of Mary’s evenings are spent preparing for and attending meetings for the College governing body, getting to grips with ever-evolving policy, jargon and data. Over the years, Mary has provided so much sound advice, helping to lead the College in its strategic decision-making, ensuring that the young people of Taunton get the best possible education that Huish can provide.
The Young Person of the Year Award is for someone under 18 who has achieved something special, whether in their own life, or by assisting others, and has this year been awarded to Huish Student, Emily Syme.
Emily, 16, who lives in Taunton, was selected for this award because the judges were inspired by this highly motivated student who is successfully combining a full time A Level study programme with a promising career in women’s national/international football.
They feel that she is an excellent role model for all young people and a shining beacon for women in sport. At Huish, Emily studies A Levels in Psychology, Maths, Further Maths and Economics, and is fully supported by the College to maintain her top grades alongside her budding football career.
A celebration lunch is being planned to honour the winners and dignitaries in June. In attendance will be the panel of judges, including Chairman of Passion for Somerset and the Western Daily Press.