HIGH-ACHIEVING students from Brockenhurst College have been celebrated at a gala awards night.
More than 150 guests attended the evening in which 37 awards were presented for excellence in learning or significant contributions to the college community.
Zac Anderson from Salisbury won the night’s most anticipated award for Student of the Year, which he earned by achieving three A*s in A-level philosophy, English literature and film studies.
He said: “My plans for the future and my own sense of self were radically altered by this new environment that encouraged me to be both academically ambitious and personally creative.
“I am indebted to my wonderful friends and excellent teachers, in particular Sam Christmas, whose dedicated work made A-level philosophy so transformative.”
The Sports Student of the Year award went to cyclist Lucy Gadd, who this year competed in the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race.
Lucy said: “I was very excited to receive the sports student of the year award because balancing my academic studies with my training and racing programme was really tough. I’m happy I stuck at it and I’m so glad it paid off.”
The teacher of the year award, voted for by the Students’ Union, went to biology lecturer Rachel Folks. As well as students and staff, the event was attended by parents, supporters and sponsors.
College principal Di Roberts said: “This awards ceremony is an important date in our calendar that enables us to reflect upon and celebrate students’ outstanding achievements.
“Their success is testament to the hard work of teachers and the longstanding investment in facilities that make Brockenhurst College a solid package to enable students to achieve highly.”