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Lili Minton Roberts crowned Lord Dafydd Wigley Cup winner for contribution to Welsh

Lili Minton Roberts crowned Lord Dafydd Wigley Cup winner for contribution to Welsh

A hard-working Rydal Penrhos pupil has been rewarded for her exceptional application to an academic subject with a special award.

Lili Minton-Roberts, a Year 9 pupil at the school, was crowned this year’s winner of the Dafydd Wigley Cup, which is presented to the pupil who has excelled in the medium of Welsh.

The 13-year-old received his award at the school’s annual Speech Day on Saturday, May 26, and she becomes the third winner of the accolade that was a new addition to the event in 2016.

The award is named after former Rydal Penrhos pupil and Welsh politician Lord Wigley, who served as Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Caernarfon from 1974 until 2001 and as an Assembly Member for the same area from 1999 until 2003.

He was the leader of the party from 1991 to 2000, and was appointed as a member of the House of Lords in 2011.

Deputy head Tim Cashell, said:  “Lord Wigley is one of most recognisable alumni and his achievements are something that our pupils can look up to as they look to make their own way in the world once they have concluded their studies.

“Lili has worked incredibly hard over the course of the academic year and is thoroughly deserving of this accolade, and everyone at Rydal Penrhos is thrilled for her and everything she continues to achieve.”

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