Talented trio win awards

THREE pupils from Fairfield High are celebrating after they all picked up. Prizes in the Wire FM Youth Upfront Awards.
The awards recognise hard work and dedication young people put in during the academic, sporting and. social calendars. This year it was Shane Grady, Lisa Connor and Laura McDermott who chalked up the top awards in Widnes for the Peelhouse Lane school.
Shane, 15, landed his award for sporting achievement after representing his school in rugby, football, basketball and athletics over the past four years.
He has played rugby league for Widnes' service area teams and has represented England against Wales at under 15 level.
A spokesman for Fairfield paid tribute to their rising star.
He said: 'Shane has never let us down and always gives 100%. He is a great ambassador for the school.'
Lisa Connor, 13, accepted the talent award for 13-16 year olds. Rachel Robinson, head of
Talented trio

RISING STARS: Fairfield High students Laura McDermott,13, Shane Grady,15, and Laura Connor 13, with their Wire FM awards.

performing arts, said: 'Lisa is an­ all round talented performer who shows f1air and creativity in drama, music and dance
'She not only displays these skills in class and in a variety of extra curricular clubs but with out of school dance groups.

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'Most recent1y, Lisa has been successful in gaining places at the Cheshire Youth Theatre Summer School and the National Youth Theatre.
‘She is mot definitely an asset to Halton as well as the North West.’
Laura McDermott, 13, received the education award for 13-16 year olds. The Widnesian is a multi-talented musician who heads a number of bands and choirs, both in and out of school.
Miss Robinson, who nomin­ated her, said: Laura is a de­lightful young lady who loves her Schooling. She is a most,
  Conscientious individual who completes all school work to the best of her ability.
‘Laura’s industry is not just limited to her academic studies, as she also belongs to numerous extra-curricular groups including the Fairfield Flame Fighters, the senior choir, the drama club and a samba band.
‘Laura often choose to spend her time engaged in project work and it’s no surprise that she wants to be a teacher when she leaves school.