Highgate Wood School, Fortismere School, Greig City Academy and Hornsey School for Girls star in Haringey awards ceremony
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The future is bright in Haringey after a stellar array of school role models were celebrated.
Run by the Jack Petchey Foundation – which has donated more than £1million to schools and youth clubs across the borough since 2000 – the ceremony was held to mark the achievements of students and teachers alike.
Hornsey School for Girls picked up nine awards on the night – which took place on Tuesday, June 20 – with talented dancers Shalayna Morton and Alia Leone making the grade along with head of performing and creative arts Victoria Ongley.
The Inderwick Road school’s Millie Hoggard was given an award for her work on the ‘garden project’, which sees her helping supply homegrown fruit and vegetables for school dinners each week.
Also counted among the winners were film club stalwart Rokia Dahdouh and choir member Sonia Kanka, as well as Afifa Mayow, Naimah Jahan and Ranai Patterson. Greig City Academy ended up in double figures for award winners, including handball star Alex Ofulue and Steisi Loulas and Johan Martinez-Arbelaez respectively, who have both made outstanding progress in English.
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Fellow student Montel Fagan-Jordan was picked out for his “excellent leadership skills” in the way he has captained the school’s sailing crew, while teacher Maureen Arhagba was rewarded for her “extremely successful” work-related learning and enterprise programme for more than 12 years at the school.
Greig City Academy also had winners in the form of Michael Owusu, Haniyya Hosen, Johan Martinez-Arbelaez, Gloria Pirro, Shania Hylton and Mitchell Kingsland.
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Mayor of Haringey, Cllr Stephen Mann said: “I was so pleased to see such wonderful role models from our schools. It was a happy and inspiring evening. My one piece of advice to the awards winner is to follow your dreams.”
The Blanche Nevile School, which caters for deaf children, was also singled out for parade, with William Matewele, Fatima Alenzi and Pearl Pitts-Brennan picking up awards on the night.
“What a fabulous event,” added borough commander Helen Millichap. “I am so proud of what these amazing young people have achieved. Knowing our future is in your hands gives me great hope and confidence. Well done all of you.”
There were also winners from Fortismere School (William Krish, Anna Horrocks and Agnes Chapman-Wills) and Highgate Wood School (Jaden Beven, Yandeh Faye, Nikolaki Constantinou, Bethan Coomber, Katie Effingham, Charlie Newbold, Tara O’Regan, Julisa Tusha and Nevra Koral-Boyraz).
Fellow winning schools included Heartlands High School, Gladesmore Community School, Vale School, Northumberland Park Community School, Treehouse School, Woodside High School, Park View School, St Thomas More Catholic School and Alexandra Park School.