Fortescue Medalists 2014: Laura Wormington
Our final winner is a self-assured young woman of outstanding academic ability. She pursued four A levels, balancing her studies with all her other extracurricular activity to achieve 3As and an A*.
This winner is a genuine ‘all-rounder’ as her extra-curricular contributions clearly demonstrate. She has colours for WBJ and choir, with ½ colours for concert band and cross country. Laura is a superb trumpeter. She played for the jazz band as lead trumpet, the concert band, the school’s chamber orchestra, her local brass band in Appledore and is 2nd trumpet in the North Devon Sinfonia, working alongside ex-professional musicians and high calibre amateurs. But her list of achievements goes beyond music. She is a swimmer and long distance runner, always coming near the top of the Exmoor field.
She won the Guy Hopson competition last year, and spoke well again this year, she also completed her Gold Duke of Edinburgh award before she left school. In all her activities she demonstrates her commitment and absolute desire to exploit her abilities.
She will be teaching in a primary school in Uganda this year, before taking up her place at The University of Birmingham to read medicine. Fortunately she’s here today. A Fortescue Medal is awarded to Laura Wormington.