Award-winning student chosen for enthusiasm

Head teacher Nick Wergan presents the annual Harvard Book Prize to Thomas Ranger

Head teacher Nick Wergan presents the annual Harvard Book Prize to Thomas Ranger

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AN enthusiastic student who ‘stands out among his peers’ has been awarded the Harvard Book Prize.

Steyning Grammar School’s sixth form is one of the 100 institutions selected for the annual prize by the Harvard Club of London.

It is awarded to ‘an outstanding student in the penultimate year, who is academically excellent, with exceptional personal qualities, who makes a significant contribution to the school or community’.

Thomas Ranger, who achieved five A grades in his AS levels this summer, was presented with the prize by head teacher Nick Wergan at the sixth form welcome assembly.

Sally Randall, director of sixth form college, said: “From the onset of his sixth form college career, we have been impressed by his intellectual ability and approach to independent learning. He is a bright and enthusiastic student who demonstrates a conscientious approach to learning that makes him stand out among his peers.

“He is meticulous in his research and reading, applying this knowledge to novel situations with skill.”

She said Thomas was often the catalyst for discussion and debate, sharing his arguments in a well structured and analytical manner.