The annual Harrow College Student Awards ceremony has taken place to celebrate the academic achievements of students.
Over 200 guests attended the awards ceremony at the Harrow Arts Centre, on Thursday 27 June 2019. During the event students from the across the college celebrated their achievements from the 2018/19 academic year.
As guests arrived on a sunny summers evening, the event started off with a wonderful buffet where guests were treated to a selection of light finger food items, sweet treats and fruit juices. As people mingled and anticipated the evening ahead, final preparations were taking place in the main auditorium.
The awards ceremony got started with a video made by students celebrating the diversity and inclusivity which Harrow College is so proud of. Pat Carvalho, Principal of Harrow College, then welcomed the audience before Councillor Ghazanfar Ali, The Deputy Mayor of Harrow took to the stage to offer his support and encouragement to the students. Dylan McTaggart, Vice Principal of Harrow College and host for the evening then got the awards of to a start.
One of the highlights of the evening included the inspirational words spoken by former Harrow College student Venelina Urlachka. Not only is Venelina a former Student Awards winner, but Venelina also went on to win a national British Education Award as the result of her many accomplishments as a student at Harrow College. Venelina spoke to the audience about her determination, her can-do attitude and the importance of self-belief and chasing your goals.
Guests including proud parents, tutors, governors and community members were treated to awards being presented across all subject areas as well as special Principal and Governor Awards presented to students for their courage, commitment and dedication. An impressive short video made by media students was also shown.
The awards were supported by local businesses who were keen to give their backing to specific subject areas and career development. The first was JD Booster who sponsored the ‘Most Promising Talent in Maths’ award. JD Booster is a local company that specialise on enhancing mathematics for 11-16 year olds (www.jdbooster.com). Another supporting business was Working Knowledge who gave their backing to students and employers who had participated in their college based career development workshops throughout the academic year.