A Sixth Form pupil at Rydal Penrhos picked up a special award that has been named in memory of a much-loved former member of the school community.
Outgoing Head Boy Nick Fiorita, a Year 13 pupil at the school, was presented with the Scarlett Salisbury Charity Award at Rydal Penrhos’ annual Speech Day celebration prior to the half term break.
The award has been named in honour of Scarlett, who sadly passed away earlier this year aged 21.
She was a hugely influential member of the Sixth Form Charity Committee during her time at the school, and played a leading role in the organisation of the inaugural Christmas Market in aid of Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice in Conwy.
This has quickly become one of the most prominent fundraising dates on the calendar, and Nick’s exceptional efforts along with the rest of the committee raised a record-breaking £1,827.14 for the worthy cause from the 2018 event.
He has also worked tirelessly to ensure that events such as the annual Comic Relief and Children in Need fundraising days were a massive success, in addition to smaller charity events for causes throughout the immediate community.
Nick received his award from Jeremy and Henry Salisbury, Scarlett’s father and brother who were in attendance on the day.
Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: “We are truly honoured to name our annual Charity Award in memory of Scarlett, and there was nobody more deserving of receiving the prize than Nick.
“He is simply everything we look to install into every pupil under our care here at Rydal Penrhos, and Nick has absolutely thrived in his role within the Charity Committee and as Head Boy, leaving a legacy that will stand the test of time.”