An Oscar-style ceremony was held to award students from Kirklees College for their outstanding progress and success.
The annual student COLS (College Outstanding Learner Success) ceremony took place at the Huddersfield Centre, Waterfront Quarter .
Eighty award recipients were made to feel glamorous at an Oscar-style awards evening, hosted by Huddersfield Town’s commercial director Sean Jarvis.
Cheering them on were family, friends, and college tutors who had nominated the winning students and the college’s senior managers.
Among the winners was 21-year-old Lindsay Parker of Second Avenue, Hightown.
She was nominated by David Hindle, retail course tutor, who said: “Lindsay started in college four years ago with little self-esteem or belief in her own abilities. Lindsay did not have any qualifications and struggled to believe that she could get any.
“Lindsay started the retail course with a new sense of determination and wanting to succeed. As the year progressed, Lindsay blossomed into a mature young woman who was a role model for her peers and succeeded in every part of the course.”
College principal Peter McCann told students they should be proud of the recognition and for their achievement and contribution to the college.
“My challenge to all prize winners is to take hold of your life, decide that you are not going to settle for second best but are going to continue to make your college, your family and most of all yourselves proud of what you do for the rest of your lives, just as you have made us all at Kirklees College proud of what you have achieved so far.”