The Richard Huish College ‘class of 2022’ reunited for a special evening of celebrations to start the New Year at their annual prize giving ceremony.
The highest honour, the Principal’s Award, went to Jasmine Otley. Jas came to Huish from Kings of Wessex Academy with health worries having missed a significant chunk of her schooling due to ill health. During her time at Huish, she faced some significant health concerns which she showed great tenacity and determination in coping with.
A Huish spokesperson said: “Whether working at Glastonbury with the College on the sound stage, or successfully producing a film for a BFI competition, Jas shows real talent and absolute dedication.
“At Somerset Film, Jas has been working with another student to produce a film short that highlights the danger of knife crime, which is now circulating at film festivals. She also gave so much to others during her time here, joining in with enrichments such as the college newsletter and working as a Huish Ambassador.”
The International Student of the Year award was given to Jenny Kim. The boarding house parents described Jenny as “incredibly polite and welcoming to other students” and added: “Despite being the only student from Korea in the boarding house, this did not stop her from joining in and embracing boarding life.”
Also, in attendance to commend the students were Adam Townley from the Taunton Chamber of Commerce who sponsored the A Level business prize, Dr Nicholas Bevan from Amicus Law who sponsored the law prize, and Jess Henry from Somerset Care who sponsored the care values prize. Adam is pictured with prizewinner Fred Davey.
Huish Principal, Emma Fielding said: “It is a privilege to work with such young vibrant young people and I am phenomenally proud to be able to celebrate just a few of their superb achievements.
“Our annual awards acknowledge significant academic success but also celebrate the wider development of our young people and the critical contribution that they have made to our college community.
“The class of 2022 have been an especially impressive group of students in the care and kindness they have shown of each other and the sense of hope, enthusiasm and fun that they have brought to the college.”
A full list of award winners and a photo gallery can be viewed on the college website : Class of 2022 reunited for Prize Giving celebration – Richard Huish College