After our amazing A level results in August, we are delighted to announce the fantastic winners of the Mewhort Scholarships for 2019.
The scholarship is a unique opportunity exclusive to our sixth form students who have achieved academic excellence and contributed to the wider community.
Daniel Gaskin was awarded the top prize of £1500 for each year of his undergraduate study at Durham University. The panel of trustees were not only impressed by his clean sweep of A*s at A level and his maths score which placed him in the top 50 students in the country but the way he presented himself during interview.
Head of School, Clare Ellis, said: "It always makes me incredibly proud and humbled to sit on the interview panel for the Mewhort awards. The young people in front of us are truly remarkable. It is not just their academic achievements that are impressive, it is their passion to use their ability to make a difference in the world. They are so unassuming and modest despite their incredible talent."
Edward Sabey, Isobel Hutchinson, Lucy Deere, Nina Holguin, Henry Wood and Heather LcLachlan were each awarded £1000 per year of undergraduate study. Edward and Henry are both going to Sheffield University to study different aspects of engineering. Heather completes a trio of aspiring engineers and begins her journey to Glasgow University soon. Lucy will be following her dream to become a dietician at Chester and Isobel will be studying biological sciences at Liverpool. Nina is off to Worcester College, Oxford to study ancient and modern history.
Head of Sixth Form, Simon Henderson, said: "It is fantastic that the scholarships continue to reward the academic excellence of students in the sixth form. The opportunity for our students to access this valuable funding is one of the many advantages of studying with us."
Another group of Mewhort Scholars recently wrote to the Trust to tell them of their success. Among them was Rhiann Llewellyn who graduated this year with a First Class Honours degree and Alec Sabey who was recently accepted into the Royal Army Medical Corps. The scholarships are just one of the many ways that Teesdale Sixth Form provides its students with top class opportunities.