Winner of Herts Advertiser Pupil of the Year Award


Harpenden Building Society are delighted to have been able to support the Herts Advertiser School Awards for the fourth consecutive year. The Society consider it paramount to recognise and encourage the outstanding achievements of younger generations within the community.

This year’s winner of the Pupil of Year Award (sponsored by Harpenden Building Society), was Miss Penny Kyriacu from Sandringham School.

Penny was recognised for her motivational drive and success throughout the year, which included; learning to play the flute from scratch, participating in choirs and winning an award in Design Technology. In addition to all of these achievements, Penny has worked hard to promote equality in school, running workshops to encourage young women to get involved in technology. Penny has also raised significant funds for McMillan.

Competing against the best

Roy Badcock, Society Secretary, was delighted to present the award to Penny on behalf of Harpenden Building Society. When invited on stage Penny said, “I feel so lucky to be here as I was up against a lot of strong talent. Thank you to my family for their support and to my school for nominating me.”

When Penny was asked what her favourite activity was over the course of the year, she replied, “Art. I’ve already taken part in bronze and silver awards for this subject this year and hope to secure a gold award next year.”

The successfully shortlisted

Shortlisted candidates for the Pupil of the Year Award included; David Fragar from St Georges School, Raissa Vickery at St Albans High School for Girls and Gagan Punny from Heathlands School. Each of the candidates were also invited on stage to receive a certificate recognising their own unique efforts to make a difference throughout the year.

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