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RuTC Hosts Student Awards 2016 Celebrating Outstanding Achievement

Tuesday 13 September 2016

On Thursday 8th September, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) invited students, parents, staff and local dignitaries to celebrate outstanding student achievements. The ceremony took place in the beautiful setting of York House, Twickenham, where guests enjoyed cocktails and canapés prepared by the college’s catering students. The ceremony’s 150 attendees included the Deputy Mayor of Richmond, Kate Howard, RuTC’s Chair of Governors, Cathy Bird, Twickenham’s MP, Tania Mathias and Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s CEO, Anne Newton. 

Over 40 students were presented with medals and certificates for their performances across various subject areas and extracurricular activity. Awards were presented by RuTC’s CEO and Principal, Robin Ghurbhurun and two alumni members: Martha Mackenzie, Senior Government Relations Adviser for Save the Children and Cheyenne Conway, BAFTA Award Nominated Film Producer.

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Rosie McKeown, aged 18 from Surbiton, received an award for her outstanding achievement in Languages after gaining an A* in French, an A* in Spanish and an A in English Literature to secure her place at Cambridge University to study Modern and Medieval Languages. Rosie was selected to read the poem she submitted as the winner of RuTC’s Creative Writing Competition and commented “the Student Awards ceremony was an incredible way to be acknowledged for everything we’ve worked towards at RuTC”.

RuTC’s CEO and Principal, Robin Ghurbhurun, further commented “It was an absolute pleasure to recognise our students for their talent, dedication and hard work. The evening was filled with inspiring stories from ambitious individuals who have the drive and determination to shape not only their own futures, but to also shape the future of our local community and our great city.”

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