A SECONDARY school held a glittering awards ceremony to celebrate its students' successes across all areas of the curriculum.

Flint High School's annual Achievement Awards Ceremony was attended by students and their families, staff, governors, and a number of special guests, including members of Flint Rotary Club and The Lions.

Over the course of the evening certificates, trophies and awards were presented to almost 100 students from Year 7 to 13 in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the last academic year.

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Several additional accolades included the Lions Awards, which were presented to Adele Crimes, Megan Pearson, Mackenzie Davies, Paige Jones and Olivia Parker.

The students were nominated by the school's Learning Managers for their exceptional performance during the previous school year.

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The Alan Jones Community Award is given in commemoration of the governor who served at Flint High and, as a member of the Lions, worked to support the community of Flint for many years. This year the award was presented to Rugile Abracinskaite for her outstanding efforts to make a positive difference to people's lives by raising money for those less fortunate than herself.

The Rotary Club's annual Community Award, which is given to a young person who goes the extra mile to support their community, was presented to Ashley Garcia.

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Ashley showed the true strength of his character by taking part in a sky dive for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Carys Watchorn was presented with the Roger Forrester Athlete of the Year Award for her outstanding commitment and achievements in athletics, cross country and triathlon.

Andrea Roberts, chair of governors, said: "It was a fantastic evening and, yet again, it is wonderful to see our incredibly talented students who have excelled both in and outside of school.

"We have recognised so many wonderful performances tonight; students who have shown enthusiasm, determination, resilience, perseverance, dedication and a desire to help others. It is wonderful to have that said about you. These attributes are what we need to grow. I would like to thank and congratulate you all, and thanks to all the parents and carers for all the hard work you give in supporting your children.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our dedicated, hard-working staff."

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Headteacher, Jim Connelly, said: "This evening celebrates our fantastic students who do such a tremendous job throughout the year. We have seen awards across a wide base and it is the students' brilliant attitude and character that has won them their trophies.

"It is important to maintain that attitude, continue to work hard and to exceed expectations. My congratulations to all of you.

"I would like to thank everyone for coming and sharing this special evening with us."

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