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High Achievers Celebrated at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor

The achievements of 15 outstanding Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor learners were celebrated at the college’s annual Achievers Award Ceremony yesterday.

Held at Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Maentwrog, the award winners were joined by their family and friends to celebrate their success at the joyous event.

Lecturers from each subject area are invited to nominate students for an award within that discipline, with the winner being chosen by the respective Programme Area Manager. The Principal of the college then selects the Overall Winner,, based on their achievements and academic success.

A-Level learner Olaf Niechcial was crowned the overall winner at the ceremony, where he received an engraved trophy and cheque for £100.

Olaf, from Tremadog, has demonstrated exceptional talent by winning Gold in the UKMT Senior Mathematical Challenge for two consecutive years and earning the Merit award at the Andrew Jobbings Senior Kangaroo competition.

Olaf has secured a conditional offer from Oxford University to study Mathematics in September.

Olaf said,

“It's a privilege to receive this award. Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor has been very supportive of me during my time here. The college has opened so many doors and presented me with many new opportunities."

The full list of this year’s Achiever Award winners is:

A Level (Sciences) and Overall Winner: Olaf Niechcial

A Level (Humanities): Ela Rhys

Art and Design: Catrin Williams

Business: Euron Jones

Childhood and Healthcare: Siwan Jones

ICT: Dylan Jackson

Engineering: Ned Pugh

Construction: Dyfan Jones

Hair and Beauty: Kaitlyn Donald

Health and Social Care: Taylor Rahilly

Hospitality and Catering: Jack Williams

Independent Living Skills: James Fear

Welsh student of the year: Ela Haf Jones

Robin Llyr Evans Sports Shield: Mared Griffiths

Glesni Davies Memorial Cup: Cadi Davies Rogers

Aled Jones-Griffith, Principal of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, commended the award recipients, saying,

“Congratulations to all of our award winners this year. It’s been a personal privilege for me to present these prestigious awards to a group of students who have shown remarkable hard work, passion, and dedication.

They embody our mission of ‘Improving People’s Futures’ and are a credit to their supportive lecturers and personal tutors. Well done everyone."