Paralympian Maxine Moore scoops Student of the Year award at Weymouth College

STUDENT OF THE YEAR: Maxine Moore with Mark Hix

STUDENT OF THE YEAR: Maxine Moore with Mark Hix

First published in News Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A TEAM GB Paralympic athlete is celebrating her latest win after she scooped the Student of the Year award at Weymouth College.

Maxine Moore, who represented Great Britain at the 2012 Paralympic Games and has cerebral palsy, was a star at the student awards earlier this month.

She had already won the Information and Communication Technology Student of the Year award for 2014 before going on to pick up the top gong as the evening drew to a close.

Lecturers commended Maxine for her clear aptitude for software development and her consistently high standards of work, which have resulted in her being the highest achieving student in her year.

Vice principal Rob Jones said: “We believe all our students are capable of amazing things. The annual awards ceremony provides us all an opportunity to celebrate those students whose contributions to their course, and College life, inspire us all.”

The ceremony was presented by celebrated chef and restaurateur Mark Hix, who is a former student of the College and will be launching the Hix Academy at the College in September.

A winner was selected from each department by lecturers and staff and presented with a certificate. More than 150 proud parents, students and their friends joined staff and the governors at the College’s Bay Theatre to congratulate the winners.

A delicious range of canapés were produced and served by the College’s catering students while performing arts and music students provided the entertainment.

Other winners included Grace Aston, in health, public services and care, Pimvadee Veerapad, who scooped a prize in travel and tourism and Olivia McLaughlin, for adult student of the year.

The photos from the evening, including the one above, were taken by students Ebonni Barton and Vinny Morris who are on the BTEC Diploma in Photography course.

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