Super student Stacey Baker has been awarded a top prize in the Principality Achievement Awards

The Tonypandy Community College student bought a new laptop from her £250.00 prize money which she was presented by The Principality.

The purpose of the Principality Student Achievement Award is to recognise pupils for their achievements in school and outside in the surrounding community.

Year 11 student Stacey gained high academic achievement and was recognised for many of her extra-curricular activities.

Along with a number of her Year 11 colleagues she worked tirelessly on the Rhondda Remembers World War I Rap to App project by researching the lives of fallen heroes from the locality.

She also represented the College at a special Memorial Service in Llandaff Cathedral which paid tribute to those who lost their lives at the Battle of Mametz Wood in 1916 – a World War I conflict that saw two battalions from the Rhondda fight for the 38th Welsh Division.

Stacey is no stranger to attending remembrance events, having spoken at three services while representing the College at Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor’s Parlour when she addressed the judges of the Welsh Heritage Competition.

A dedicated member of the College’s Student Council she was shortlisted for the position of Youth MP for the Rhondda.

Headteacher of Tonypandy Community College Nathan Prygodzicz said: “Our congratulations to Stacey on her outstanding efforts which have been recognised in this year’s Principality Student Achievement Awards.

“Stacey is a committed student who has worked incredibly hard during her time in Tonypandy, eager to participate in a range of activities and we have great hopes for her academic success this year.”