SUNDERLAND students have been honoured at a glitzy awards ceremony which celebrated their achievements over the past 12 months.
The college held its annual awards for 16 to 18-year-olds which are designed to recognise the dedication and hard work of its A-Level, BTEC and vocational students.
Staff and students were at SAFC’s Stadium of Light for the ceremony this week, where John Mowbray OBE, chairman of Sunderland Education Leadership Board, was guest speaker.
The event included a speech from principal Anne Isherwood and chairman of governors Rob Lawson, and entertainment was provided by one of the college’s talented music students, John Gatenby.
In total, 30 accolades were presented to students which recognised a range of successes, including academic achievement, commitment to enrichment and extracurricular activities, and dedication to studies.
One of the star students was Hannah Black, aged 19, who won the Award for the Best Performance in an Apprenticeship Programme.
Hannah, from Washington, recently completed a Customer Service apprenticeship with Sunderland College, and has now gained a permanent role with Kare Plus as a business administrator.
She said: “It was such an honour to be presented with this award, especially as there are so many people who have completed apprenticeships through the college. I feel that all the hard work I put in through the years has paid off and it is so nice to be recognised in this way.
“I really enjoyed my apprenticeship and was very happy when I was offered a full-time position at Kare Plus. I was supported by the college throughout my apprenticeship and was given great guidance by my trainer.”
Principal Anne Isherwood, said: “The awards ceremony is a very special event in our calendar, as we congratulate our students for their hard work and celebrate the overall success of the college.”