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Alrewas school pupil named as a 'top leader' by her peers

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 29, 2014

By Rob Smyth

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A YOUNGSTER dubbed 'most inspirational' has scooped a top award.

Katy Henman, from Alrewas, has been named as the winner of the Barton and Dunstall Key Trust's annual award for leadership at John Taylor High School, in Barton under Needwood.

The 18-year-old netted the top gong after being described as being an 'intelligent, articulate, competitive yet caring individual' by fellow pupils and teachers.

Now waiting for her A-level results, Miss Henman said: "I'm thrilled to have won this splendid award and looking forward to studying philosophy and ethics at Imperial College London."

The youngster received the award at a recent presentation evening at which the school's outstanding students received their annual awards.

Miss Henman, Kingstone house leader, received the key trust's leadership award perpetual trophy, together with a cheque for £100 and her name has been inscribed on the trust's honours board.

Heather Barnby, house learning manager at John Taylor High School, said: "Katy Henman is an intelligent, articulate, competitive yet caring individual who's a natural leader inspiring all who meet her.

"She is passionate about establishing change for the better, a positive role model."

Alongside her senior house leader role, Miss Henman was a young sports ambassador at school, plays hockey for Lichfield and last year worked at a summer camp in America teaching young people to swim.

Mike Donoghue, principal of John Taylor High School, sai d: "Katy is a worthy winner of the Barton and Dunstall Key Trust award for Leadership recognising the critical role our house leaders play in the vibrancy of the school and encouraging others to strive for excellence in this key attribute."

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