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KES Academy students back to school to celebrate success

PUBLISHED: 16:15 19 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:15 19 December 2017

Owen Dewey will be awarded the Queen's gold medal next month for achieving the top A-level results at KES Academy for 2017. Courtesy of Rebecca Schrooder

Owen Dewey will be awarded the Queen's gold medal next month for achieving the top A-level results at KES Academy for 2017. Courtesy of Rebecca Schrooder

Courtesy of Rebecca Schrooder

Students who completed their GCSEs and A-Levels went back to school to celebrate their success.

They were joined by staff and parents at the annual KES Academy presentation evening on Monday, December 18, where students were presented with certificates and awarded numerous academic subject prizes.

The Hamilton Memorial prizes for good GCSE results went to Zoe Addison, Mitchell Crown, Kristine Kulikova, Meghan Martin-Lewis and Zhouyang Xu.

The Rotary Club of King’s Lynn’s prize for community service went to Amber Smalley and the mayor’s prize went to Belinda Clark.

The winner of the Queen’s gold medal went to Owen Dewey for achieving the top A-level results for 2017.

Owen is now studying english literature and history at Newcastle University. He will be personally presented with his gold medal by the Queen in January.

Guest speaker Marcus Rich, a former KES pupil who is now the chief executive of comic book publisher Time Inc. UK, shared his old school report to the students to illustrate how far he had come.

Mr Rich and West Norfolk mayor Carol Bower joined principal Lloyd Brown in presenting certificates to the students.

Mr Brown said: “It was wonderful to recognise the achievements of our students, past and present, at our celebration evening.

“My thanks go to everyone, students, staff, parents and other visitors who helped make it such a great event.”

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