We celebrated our annual Rankin Scholar assembly on Friday 11th January. The award is as a result of the legacy of John Rankin, a former Headteacher of Bridgend Boys Grammar (1896—1928). The Rankin Scholar Award is based on academic results but not necessarily those students achieving the highest grades. Consideration must also be given to the student character, loyalty to the school and to services rendered to the school.
Our 2018 Rankin Scholar winners both performed exceptionally well in the recent A level examinations but also made a significant contribution to the life of the school. Congratulations to Lowri Rees and Joseph Davis they are both worthy winners of this award.
Lowri has excelled academically gaining an A* in Photography, A grades in both English and Drama and a B grade in Music. Her attitude to her education was always very positive and fully committed. Lowri is a talented pianist and singer and was a member of our Vocalmotion, both Junior and Senior and performed in many school concerts and carol services. Lowri has given her all throughout Whole School Productions, performing in Annie and Camp Rock. She has represented the School in the wider community, performing in Stage Coach, Bridgend Youth Theatre and also The Performance House outside of school. We wish Lowri the very best with her continued studies at the University of Gloucester studying Performing Arts.
Joseph was a very popular and positive influence during his time in Sixth Form here at Brynteg, so much so he was awarded the Spirit of Sixth Form Award. Joseph also entertained us during our Eisteddfod. Joseph took part in the DoE Award and was an integral part of the Welsh Cup winning Rugby team. He showed tenacity with hours of hard work studying Mathematics gaining three A* qualifications in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Economics. We wish Joseph all the very best with is continued studies at Bristol University studying Mathematics.