A Science student at Walsall College was awarded the ‘Science Student of the Year’ award for her success and achievements in face of challenges.
Bonnie Rhodes was presented the award by Andrew Parsons, Chief Superintendant of the West Midlands Police.
Jatinder Sharma OBE, the College’s Principal and Chief Executive, was also present to commend Bonnie for her accolade.
17-year-old Bonnie was commended by her tutor for remaining committed to her studies and career goals despite having underlying health conditions.
Whilst studying a Level 3 Applied Science course, Bonnie felt nervous about speaking in front of her class and participating in group work. However, her confidence has improved vastly during the course, and she had made some close friends during her studies.
Her tutor Manoher Singh said: “Bonnie now actively contributes in her lessons and bonded with the group through her passion for the subject.
Her enthusiasm and determination has shone through and has seen her achieve Distinction grades in the majority of her assignments. She has thrown herself into extra-curricular activities, such as the Big Bang event at the NEC and the Operating Theatre Live event.”
Due to her exceptional attitude and performance, Bonnie was one of the four students selected to partake in a one-week work placement at Aston University, working in the laboratories and supporting PHD students with experiments and their thesis.
Bonnie hopes to study Biomedical Sciences at university with a view to becoming a pathologist.
Jatinder Sharma OBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Walsall College said: “Bonnie is a remarkable example of how one can achieve their goals through hard work, determination and passion, and for that, we are very proud of her.
These awards are an ideal opportunity for Walsall College to celebrate the fantastic achievements our students have achieved on vocational courses. These exceptional students are real life examples of students who have excelled through vocational learning and are a real inspiration to others.”
Walsall College offers a wide range of Science courses, including GCSEs and an A-Level with BTEC, to school leavers looking to start a career in the sector. For more information about enrolling on a course at Walsall College, please call 01922 657000.
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