Academic Daniel is student of the year

Student of the Year Daniel Urquhart
Student of the Year Daniel Urquhart

Daniel Urquhart was named Student of the Year at Corby Business Academy’s presentation awards Evening.

The Year 11 student was chosen as this year’s recipient for his displays of academic excellence across all subjects. His achievements so far include doing his GCSE maths exam early and securing an A* and completing a History GCSE in his own time.

The student, who was awarded a commemorative plate and voucher by James O’Gorman from sponsor Priors Hall Park, said: “I am really pleased to have won as it was not something that I thought would happen. I am really honoured.”

More than 150 students were given awards on the night, with prizes across all subjects and recognition for achievement and commitment.

A total of 24 students also received special recognition with an academy award, which recognised achievement in areas including effective communication, creative thinking, group work and enterprise.

A number of important people from Corby and top business people attended the ceremony on Tuesday night. Mayor Cllr Mohammed Rahman presented an award for service to the community and Corby Council’s recently appointed chief executive Norman Stronach presented the award for citizenship.

Chief executive of Rockingham Speedway Charlotte Orton, Dave Muir from RS Components, Chris Scarratt from Roquette also gave out awards. There were also representatives from Corby Business Group, Northamptonshire Police, Hayes Recruitment, Corby Town Football Club and Corby Radio.