On Friday May 27 Notre Dame waved goodbye to this year’s upper sixth students, a group of young people whose time at college has been unusual to say the least. Unique circumstances have forged unique students, and the college community was glad of the chance to celebrate the achievements and qualities of those leaving us.
Our students certainly enjoyed the celebrations, making the most of the opportunity to show off their best fancy-dress outfits, and cheering on their friends during a lively and enthusiastic awards ceremony.
After farewells in lessons, a thought-provoking mass in the main hall, and a quick break for students to enjoy free refreshments and admire each other’s attire, the main event began. College Principal Justine Barlow gave a short speech, wishing our students the best of luck with their future plans.
Before the awards were announced, our Student Executive team were thanked for their hard work during upper sixth; representing their fellow students, and organising charitable and cultural events. During the ceremony, there was a stunning performance from ND Diversity.
There were a few teary eyes by the end of the event, when our students headed outside to say goodbye to their friends and staff in the sunshine.
All upper sixth have been sent a link to the Class of 2022 photos taken on the day.
Please see below for a full list of the academic, community, and students’ choice award winners.
High Flyer Awards for Academic Excellence
Isabel Itoe, Biology
Ellen Thomas, Spanish
Olu Ogundana, Computing
Abi Shaw, English Literature & Theatre Studies
Rising Star Awards for Most Improved Students
Aggie Waller, Maths & Physics
Jesse Opoku-Forson, Classics
Alfie Boyle, Business
Gurneeka Riyait, Media Studies & Photography
The Sara Djoudi Award
Grit Awards for Determination and Resilience
Muhammad Faaris Malik
International Students Award
Stella Maris Gold Awards
Notre Dame Legends Awards
Most likely to become famous – Evie Lock
Baby face - Ali Babbar
Most likely to be a millionaire - Ben Gallagher
Best dressed students - Rozheen Sardar and Divine Enowanse
Ray of Sunshine Award - Cassia Da Cunha
Future Prime Minister – Ahmed Tashani
King & Queen of Notre Dame - Ahmed Tashani and Phoebe Yankey