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Northallerton Sixth Form College Cuthbert Cross Awards 2020

01 July 2020  |  G Denison

The Cuthbert Cross is a prestigious award presented annually to one male and one female student in Year 13. All nominations come from the students. Nominated students are then invited to provide a written submission, to be read by other Year 13 students and staff. A vote is then cast to decide the winner.

The Cuthbert Cross was first awarded in 1910 and represents the school’s association with Durham Cathedral. The original citation of the award is as follows:

Two challenge badges to be awarded annually by the headmaster, staff and senior scholars to the boy and girl who by their loyal, chivalrous and honourable conduct have done most to enhance the character and reputation of their school’.

This year, we had to announce the results and inform the winners in a very different way – online via Google Meet! Nevertheless, the achievement of being nominated and, ultimately, being successful is not diminished at all. Congratulations to this year’s nominees: Joseph, Sam, Lucy, Beth and Jess. An even bigger round of virtual applause for our two worthy winners:

Ryan and Emily

Ryan’s written submission outlined the huge number of extra-curricular activities he organised and participated in throughout his time at the school. As well as being an exceptional student academically, Ryan has represented NSSFC as a wonderful ambassador through the role of Head Boy. He is hoping to go on to study history at Cambridge.

Emily has spent a large amount of time as a sixth form student helping others – especially students in younger years. She has not only contributed to coaching schemes but has also acted as a teaching assistant at times; she has been a driving force behind the SAIL coaching programme and is a positive role model for all younger students. Next year, Emily will be moving on to study Psychology at Northumbria University.

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