9 July 2014 / SUMMER ACHIEVERS AT TRURO HIGH SCHOOL
Among those singled out for special applause was Alanah Wickett, 14, from St Agnes, who has just scored a personal best in a regional cycling trial - travelling 10 miles in just 28 minutes 38 seconds. Alanah was presented with a medal and certificate by Olympic silver medallist Wendy Houvenaghel - she will now go on to take part in national team trials in September.
Another rising star is Alice Soutar, 17, from Singapore, who has won the A Level Textiles prize - out of all the schools and colleges in Cornwall.
"I designed three dresses for dolls that represented the pressures women are under to fit in with social norms," said Alice. "I want to go on to art school."
Jenny Hall, President of Truro Boscawen Rotary Club, attended the assembly to present awards to winners of the 2014 Rotary Club Young Writer Competition. Ella Kyle, 12, from Camborne, won the top prize and also went on to become the regional winner.
"I wrote about children in Africa who had no water until someone buys them a well," she said. "I love reading and writing."
Another Rotary Club winner was sixteen year old Daisy Massey who won the title of top Young Photographer.
Also celebrating were all the girls who passed their London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art exams in a variety of subjects including, acting, verse and prose, devising drama and public speaking. Outstanding achievers were Emily Elwell-Deighton, Lydia Pearse, Zahra Dalal, Lowenna Ovens, Jemima Davison and Holly Hick who all passed their Grade Seven exams with high Distinctions.
"I'm very proud of all the girls for what they have accomplished this term," said Interim Headmistress Marcia Smith. "Everyone has different talents and it's wonderful to see success in so many different forms."