Sheffield High in the News
Prize Giving at the Octagon
Sheffield High School held its annual Prize Giving at the Octagon centre to celebrate achievements of the talented pupils. The guest speaker Marie Nöelle Barton MBE former director of WISE (Women IN Science and Engineering) presented the prizes on Thursday 13 September 2007. The school was also excited to welcome the Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress and Master Cutler to preside over the presentation.
‘We reviewed another successful year as the top school in Yorkshire in many areas’ said Valerie Dunsford, Head at Sheffield High School. “Bucking the national trend, we have many girls who are very interested in careers in science and engineering so they were hanging on to every word of our guest speaker!”
Among the prize winners at Sheffield High School’s Prize Giving on Thursday 13 September 2007 were:
Juliet Carlisle (17) current head girl received an academic prize for outstanding results as AS, her Yorkshire colours, collects the trophy for Best Managing Director from the Yorkshire Young Enterprise awards as well as the trophy for U18 Yorkshire Badminton Champions on behalf of the school team. She had a busy day as not only did she play in the Concert Band opening the evening, she also offered the vote of thanks to the guest speaker to close the proceedings!
Shrita Lakhani (16) took one of the top 5 marks in the country in two subjects in her GCSE’s. She received her GCSE certificate (all straight A’s and stars), an academic prize, Mrs Ames’ Spoken English Prize and the Gold Award from the National Maths Challenge
Alexandra Duesbury (14) received her early GCSE in German. She was also congratulated on her outstanding achievement of taking one of the top 5 marks in the country.
Katherine Wensley (14) received a special prize for her academic work in Year 9 – the SHOSA Prize for Young Scientist. She also was congratulated on her BAYS Gold Award and that she was 3rd in the National BAYS Competition. Katherine also received awards for sport including the Most Improved Junior Tennis Cup and she was one of the Under 14 school netball squad who took 2nd place in the National Finals.
Lauren Potter (14) received an academic prize for her work in Year 9. She was also congratulated on numerous awards for sport including becoming South Yorkshire and GDST Athletics Champion at 800 metres, gaining a place in the Regional Talent Development Group in netball and being awarded the trophy for Junior Best All Round Sportswoman in Sheffield High. Lauren was one of the Under 14 school netball squad who took 2nd place in the National Finals.
Natalie Chan-Lam (11) received a prize for her academic work for last year and was congratulated on her place in the Maths Olympiad as a Gold Award winner on the National Maths Challenge. Natalie also collected sporting awards for her collection of city, county and regional titles and of course her trophy as National U11 Badminton Champion.