Students Return to School to Receive Special Awards
Blessed William Howard Catholic High School recognised the achievements of three ‘stand out’ former Sixth Form students with special awards at its annual celebration and reunion evening.
Charlotte Allerton-Price was awarded the Catenian Community shield and Grace Callaghan and Rosie Ratheramboth received the Margaret Moore Memorial Prize for music.
The Catenian Community Shield is awarded for outstanding contributions to the wider community. Charlotte was always an active member of the school community at Blessed William Howard, from age 11 to 18 and is currently studying Psychology at Keele University. Senior Assistant Principal, Mrs Louise McKie commented, “This young woman has taken part wholeheartedly in so many aspects of school life. A true role model, reflecting our school mission statement ‘Love of God, love of people, love of learning, Love of life’, Charlotte has always been totally supportive of the school ethos and always with good humour.”
The award was presented to Charlotte by Ken Wilson, President of the Stafford Circle of the Catenian Association and a Director of The Painsley Catholic Academy, of which Blessed William Howard is a member.
This year the Margaret Moore Memorial Prize for Music was awarded to two students, Rosie Ratheram and Grace Callaghan.
Rosie is now studying Music at Cardiff University. During her time at Blessed William Howard she took part in all of the extra-curricular musical activities at school, willingly giving up her lunchtimes to practice. Playing the clarinet also gave her the opportunity to work with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, performing in the magnificent Symphony Hall in Birmingham. Rosie took up the flute and saxophone in her final year at school, achieving Grade 8 on the flute and regularly playing solos in the jazz band on her saxophone.
Grace, who was awarded the title ‘Staffordshire Young Musician of the Year’ is a very talented flautist currently studying Physics at Durham University. Like Rosie, Grace gave up all her lunchtimes to rehearse with concert band, orchestra and choir.
“All three of these students are shining examples of just what can be achieved with hard work and dedication. I am delighted that they are doing so well and wish them the very best of luck with all their future endeavours” commented Principal, Mr Karl Brown.
The girls received their awards at a special ceremony at the school, where students were presented with their certificates for qualifications gained over the summer. The evening also featured a motivational talk by special guest speaker, Dr Rebecca Leach from Keele University.