Students celebrate success at KES Academy prizegiving evening
Civic leaders and former pupils joined the class of 2018 in celebrating their achievements during a prizegiving evening at Lynn’s King Edward VII Academy on Monday.
And one student will enjoy an audience with the Queen next month after he scooped the school’s most famous prize.
The Queen’s Gold Medal for the student who achieved the school’s best A level results, was won by Cornel Micu.
Cornel, who is now reading computer science at Imperial College, London, is due to receive the medal from the Queen next month.
Elsewhere, Hamilton Memorial prizes for good GCSE results, which went to Cara Alsop, Daniel Barber, Iasonas Emmanouel and Nell Leech-Briscoe.
The Rotary Club of King’s Lynn’s Prize for Community Service was presented to James Wharf and the Mayor’s Prize went to Molly Lawson.
Borough mayor Nick Daubney joined the academy’s vice-principal, Barbara Backham, to present exam certificates to students who completed GCSE and A-level exams this summer.
The evening’s guest speaker was Andrew Stephens, a former KES pupil and Chairman of the Old Lennesians association of ex-pupils.
Dr Duncan Ramsey, chief executive of the academy’s sponsors, the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, said: “It was a real pleasure to spend a wonderful evening with parents of KESA students at the end of term celebrating the success of so many outstanding students.
“King Edward VII has a long tradition of excellence and I would like to congratulate the students on their achievements. Sincere thanks go to all the staff who have worked tirelessly to support the students.”