A determined Sixth Form pupil at Rydal Penrhos has been acknowledged for his exceptional co-curricular commitment with a high-profile honour.
Nick Fiorita, who currently holds the position of Head Boy at the school, has successfully completed his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award following a strenuous assessment process.
The 18-year-old managed to secure the prestigious distinction under the expert guidance of programme co-ordinator Dr Jim Lewis to ensure he adds his name to the long list of success stories emanating from Rydal Penrhos.
In order to achieve the accolade, Nick had to take part in gruelling expeditions under testing conditions along with other candidates, and he will now attend a ceremony at a royal venue next year with other successful pupils from across the country to receive his award.
This success swiftly follows on from that achieved by recently departed Year 13 pupils Jenny Johnson and Sara Owen, who both managed to achieve the milestone earlier this year.
Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Nick has been a model pupil for more than a decade here at Rydal Penrhos, and for him to achieve his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award despite having so much going on in his role as Head Boys is a truly incredible achievement.
“He is a fantastic role model for younger members of the school community, is constantly looking to better himself and he really is a credit to himself, his family and everyone at Rydal Penrhos.”