Student's hard work marked with trophy success - The Leamington Observer

Student's hard work marked with trophy success

Leamington Editorial 11th Aug, 2023   0

A HARD-WORKING student has been named the second winner of an award which honours the memory of a popular Kenilworth woman.

Joseph McNab, from Southam, received the Bev Clucas Trophy in a ceremony hosted at the Royal Pump Rooms organised by college group Warwickshire College Group.

The award recognises an outstanding student at Royal Leamington Spa College who displays the values of happiness, hard work and selflessness.

It is named after Bev Clucas, who passed away two years ago and was a finance manager for Kenilworth business Leisure Concepts, which has sponsored the award.

Joseph, who had meningitis as a baby, which left him with severe learning difficulties and a speech impediment as a result of micrognathia.

He started studying at the college on a Skillbuilder course, before moving onto Foundation Catering course. During his Foundation Catering course, the 21 year-old secured a year-long internship with National Grid where he worked alongside his studies.

He is also an avid boxer alongside his studies and gained his coaching badges at Leamington Community Boxing Club.

He is now aiming to work in the catering industry, using the experience he has gained during his course.

Joseph said: “I feel so proud, happy and glad to have won this award. My heart was beating so fast when they read out my name, my family were so pleased too.”

The trophy is presented annually as part of the college’s end-of-year FE Student of the Year Award ceremony.


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