A Sixth Form pupil at Rydal Penrhos took home a coveted award in memory of one of the most pioneering female figures in the school’s history.
Amy Cole-King, a Year 13 pupil at the school, won the Rosa Hovey Memorial Scholarship Prize from the school’s annual Speech Day on Saturday, May 26.
The 18-year-old received the award from former pupil Flt Lt Nathan Jones, together with a contribution that will go towards University books when Amy departs Rydal Penrhos this summer upon receiving her A-level results.
She followed on from ex-Deputy Head Boy Will Marston, who won the category in 2017.
Amy has been a huge part of life throughout Rydal Penrhos since joining as a Lower Sixth Form pupil in 2016, and she is the daughter of alumnae and leading psychiatrist and Suicide prevention expert Dr Alys Cole-King.
This has resulted in a wide range of impressive contributions through the school’s Peer Mentoring team and Charity Committee at events such as the Christmas Market in aid of Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice.
Her sporting achievements also saw the outgoing Prefect awarded the Most Improved Netballer of the Year, in addition to Half Colours from Head of Girls’ Games Nicky Head.
Head of Sixth Form Peter Lavery, said: “Amy has emerged into a fine role model and has led by example to thrive both academically and throughout co-curricular events.
“These experiences are sure to stand her in extremely good stead as she looks to continue her development at University, and the solid foundation Amy has received here at Rydal Penrhos is going to be a tremendous asset to have going forward.”