Natasha Comber from Astley Community High School, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland wins the 2012 prize.
On Tuesday 29 January 2013 the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, presented the inaugural Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize at a ceremony at Imperial College London.
Presenting the prize to 16-year-old Natasha Comber, Education Secretary Michael Gove said:
I’d like to congratulate Natasha for being the very worthy winner of the first Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize.
Natasha demonstrates real drive and determination to succeed in her studies. At just 16 years of age she is a very active member of her community, mentoring other young people and representing them at the Northumberland Youth Cabinet.
The memorial prize in honour of Lord Glenamara will allow us celebrate the achievements, energy and ambition of young people across the north-east.
Commenting on her award Natasha Comber said:
I am really proud to be the first ever winner of the Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize and to have this opportunity to meet everyone today.
I am looking forward to talking to Lord Glenamara’s family to find out more about the man who inspired my prize.
I haven’t decided what I want to do when I leave school but I hope my work experience at the Department for Education in London will give me some more ideas.