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High 5 winners 2018

Our 2018 High 5 winners and their stories.

Bradley Guard

Educational Award (Up to 13): Bradley Guard

Due to the effects of a chaotic early childhood Bradley has struggled to be able to attend school like other children.

Katie Wilkins

Personal Achievement Award (up to 13): Katie Wilkins

Katie has experienced instability throughout her childhood which affected attendance at school and meant she has struggled to make and maintain friendships or engage in community activities.

Teejay Davies

Ambassador Award (up to 13): Teejay Davies

Teejay has overcome a number of barriers to education, but his spirit, energy and effort has helped him to overcome the issues he's faced.

Chloe Houlton

Inspirational Award (14-19): Chloe Houlton

Chloe's is an inspirational story of exceptional determination to overcome a disability and ensure it's never a barrier to her achieving her ambitions.

Mollie Williams

Achievement Award (14-19): Mollie Williams

Determined and hard-working, Mollie has crammed a great deal into her life so far.

Skye Edgecombe

Ambassador Award (14-19): Skye Edgecombe

Despite being diagnosed with leukaemia in 2016 resulting in 10 months of treatment Skye maintained a positive attitude throughout and has always achieved excellent results in school.

Abdulla Mohammed Khorsand

The Peter Snadden Award for Continuous Learning and Improvement: Abdulla Mohammed Khorsand

Abdulla came to Swansea 10 years ago not knowing any English.

Aaron Cope

Inspirational Award (20-25): Aaron Cope

Aaron is a committed and hard-working individual who has overcome a difficult start in life.

Daniel Barnett

Personal Achievement Award (20-25): Daniel Barnett

Daniel has been determined to succeed despite the many challenges he faced in his life.

Sarah Jones and Bethan Morgan

Ambassador Group Award: Bethan Morgan and Sarah Jones

Bethan and Sarah have both had challenges in their own lives. But after their friend Dylan passed away from cancer in 2015, they took up the challenge to raise funds for a memorial for him.

Young Adult Carers

Community Group Award: Young Adult Carers (YAC)

This group is made up of young carers who realised that there were other young carers in Swansea not being recognised and decided to do something about it.

Diamond Project

Group Achievement Award: The Diamond Project

The Diamond Project started out as a one-day taster session for older looked after children to find out a bit more about life at Swansea University and explore how their interests could inspire them to search out courses and careers which made the most of their personal passions.

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