Sixthformer success for Cedars students
At the second of its annual awards ceremonies for 2012, Cedars Upper School in Linslade paid tribute to its sixthformers in an evening of celebration of the outstanding achievements of its older students.
Transatlantic oarsman Ian Rowe returned to reprise his theme from the July ceremony for younger students.
His keynote speech to an audience of families, friends, teachers and students stressed the importance of teamwork and shared responsibility in striving for success. Whilst the evening was certainly about rewarding many fantastic individual stories of dedication and graft, Ian reminded the packed theatre of the vital contribution of Cedars’ teachers and facilities.
The awards ceremony marked the exceptional contributions to school and community life made by more than 100 Cedars students.
Cedars department heads presented certificates for outstanding achievement in fields as diverse as Maths, English, Philosophy, Sport and Sports Coaching, Business and Finance Education, Drama and Music.
Senior students Rosie Mann and George Soave were delighted to receive Cedars Community Awards in recognition of their tireless, year-long service to the school. Their leadership duties included oversight of the school’s ‘Help Week’, which once again raised thousands of pounds for national and local charities. Ian Donaldson received the coveted Rod Mills Special Achievement Award to particularly loud applause for his remarkable determination and willingness to succeed at Cedars.
Cedars headteacher Steve Palmer said: “It’s a huge privilege to be able to congratulate these young men and women for achieving so many positive things over the past year. We believe it is crucial that all success is celebrated and this very special evening is just one of the many ways we praise our students when they achieve excellence.”
With the evening coming hard on the heels of excellent results in this year’s A2 examinations, last year’s Year 13 students, were enjoying a double-celebration as they, like the majority of their Cedars peers, make final preparations for university life.
For a picture of all the students and a list of who won what see the October 9 issue of the LBO.
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