SOUTH Devon College has paid tribute to its 'rising stars'.
The college's annual Further Education Awards Ceremony saw 190 students honoured at a celebration day at the International Riviera Conference Centre in Torquay.
Principal Stephen Criddle said: "I never cease to be amazed by the achievements of our students and it was so good to see their parents, families and friends supporting them and celebrating their awards."
Guest speakers included Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston and Larry F Devane, president of Redlands Community College in Oklahoma, USA, a higher education institution with which South Devon has established a partnership agreement.
Some of the main awards included the Paul Haigney Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Contribution — sponsored by the Friends of South Devon College — which went to Oliver Hicks for his outstanding A level results. The 18-year-old achieved an A* and two A grades in mathematics, computing and physics and is now studying mechanical engineering at Oxford University.
Another success story came from Harry Satloka, of Paignton, who won the Hospitality and Catering Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Award.
He made such an impression in a job interview with the world-famous Ritz Hotel in London that he was offered a job in private dining.
The Basketball Academy picked up the Will Dolman Award for Outstanding Sporting Achievement.
The award was made in honour of former football academy student Will Dolman who died last year.
The academy comprised Cameron Caton, Matt Cheeseworth, Jordan Culley, Sam Flanders, Tristan Hall, Ben Hillborne, Caleb Hutchins, James Noble, James Russell and Jake Westlake.
AWARD WINNERS were:
Business and Enterprise — Zunair Ali, Sean Barratt, Zoe Hogger, Laila Mo, James O'Sullivan, Callum Price, Sophie Wing.
Business Short Courses — Melissa Carvalho, Audrey Milford, Peter O'Driscoll, Angela Gillies, Simon Jones, Chris Paginton, Hannah Rodgers, Nikki Stewart, Emily Wilkinson, Joanne Willis, Sue Wotton.
Construction and Heritage — Richard Barrett, Liam Bennellick, David Caunter, Stephen Gooding, Christopher Millington, Jamie Parsons, Nathan Paulton, Aaron Pickard, Thomas Stone, Ben Watts.
Hospitality and Catering — Jake Begam, George Bessell, Sheralyn Bullock, Luke Cook, Alex Johnson, Jozsef Kocsis, Harry Satloka, Oliver Williamson, Kyra Young.
Travel and Tourism — Abbi Donoghue, Sarah Fulford, Aphrodite Petropoulos, Eloise Tibbo, Ursula Warwick.
Automotive — Michael Chadwick, Alex Cleland, Jamie Kelly, Sean Moore, David Needham, Paul Simister, Adam Simpson, Connor Sullivan, Joshua Wilkinson, Norodin Sultan.
Computing — Andrew Bradford, Aaron Briggs, Adam Geary, Andrew Little, Ryan Oliver, Tom Richards, Bill Tucker.
Electrical Installation — Jennifer Aughton, Alicia Hatch, Ben Sinnott, Matthew Tait.
Engineering — Sean Buxton, Matthew Owens, Daniel Smith-Darby.
Environment and Land-Based Studies — Camille Blampied, Jonathon Chapman, Bethany Clarke, Beth Cude, Channa Goss, Sophie Hickman, Georgia Hodder, Julian Hore, Max Langler, Alex Lawton, Rosie Lord, Thomas Rutherford, Beth Shimell, Hollie Smith, Luke Snowden, Matthew Tinsley.
Marine Engineering — Duncan Fowler.
Plumbing — Liam Dore, Scott Mason, Zac Pass, Josh Reynolds, Nathan Robinson, Aaron Storer.
Health, Community and Foundation Learning (Children and Young People) — Emma Alden, Ben Cowell, Shona Dalton, Genevieve Dashwood Simpson, Daniel Davis, Sophie Dodgson, Dione Fisher, Emily Harvey, Xanthe Lakin, Chloe McGovern, Emily Turner, Micha Walshe, Patrycja Wolska.
Flex/Into Employment and Training — Matthew Derges, Rachael Gleghorn, Sean Graham, Jack Hemmens, Kimberley McCondichie, Gantita Morgan, Shane Opie, Courtney Taylor, Michelle Wale.
Health and Social Care — Richelle Aranas, Leah Cardell, Alfie Chaffe, Charlotte Chappell.
Uniformed Public Services — Lewis Cooke, Christian Minear, Daniel Rodgers.
RAF Team Work Trophy (Marines Challenge Team) — Rhys Calland, Stephanie Crump, Alex Deuchars, Hollie Eames, Chris Eustace, Jake Harrison, Andrew Hedges, Iwona Lange, Tyler Lowe, Bradley Morrish, Samuel Murphy, Daniel Tritschler.
A-Level Sport and Culture (A-level, BTEC and GSCE) — Kate Barlow, Emma Browne, Shaw Bryant, James Champion, James Hawkesby, Amy Taylor, Kyle Cowley-Nichol, Sophie-Louise Edridge, Oliver Hicks, Sheena Hurd, Hannah Johnson, Philippa Marshall, Christian Martin, Natalie Miles, Natalie Parkins, Lisa Williams.
Art, media and design — Ruben Bicknell, Catherine Hickman, Joseph Doyle, Sophie Hardy, Connor Howis, Lewis Morgan, Scarlett O'Flaherty, Chloe Parpworth-Reynolds, Sophie Reshad, Alex Tyers, Bethany Vassilev, Millie Vickery, Finlay Wilkins.
Hair and beauty — Lee Berriman, Jodie Deakin, Zoe Driver, Leanne Endacott, Aimee Ringer, Jennifer Sanders, Chelsea Smith.
Performing arts and music — Jamie Barker, Cydney Brown, Toby Drew, Kristina Rasic, Glyn Read.
Sport and adventure — Josephine Deeley, Jamie Langler, Aaron Stone, Laura Tucker, Levin Veale.
College staff were also rewarded for work throughout the year.
Inspirational Teaching — Andrew Niering, Anita Dwyer, Cheryl Norrish, Emma Flack, Jamie Cree, Jodie Culley, Lu Christie and Rob Shears.
Technology Award — Debs Ashford, Tania Coome and Stuart McKendrick.
Outstanding Customer Service — Ewa Fojt, Kelly Cassidy, Mark Doddrell and Ronnie Coghill.
Outstanding Support for Students — Alan Holman, Lesley Hale and Libby Richards.
Outstanding Teamwork — the AAT team, Into Employment and Training (Flex) and Sam Aspden.
Great Innovative Idea — Alex Howarth.
Working within the Community / Charities —the Uniformed Public Services team.
Working with Employers — John Fraser and Teri Lyn Embley.
Inspirational Leadership — Matt Green.