Newham College student award winners rewarded with Olympic tickets

Newham College’s top achievers were recognised for their hard work at its annual Outstanding Stars ceremony.

Forty-eight students scooped awards for their efforts in gaining work, promoting equality, and excelling in certain study areas.

More than 400 people attended the event at the Troxy in Limehouse, including Olympic gold-medallist Tessa Sanderson and R&B singer Lemar.

The winners will also receive two free tickets to the Olympic Games.

The student of the year award was won by Salina Choudhary, 44, after she overcome personal problems to regularly complete her work ahead of time.

Other notable winners included Lloyd Hewitt, 47, who won the excellent role model award for good attendance and time keeping, and Bina Patel, 22, who will go to Cambridge University to study law.

Banuja Selvarajah, 21, was presented with the first Alexander McQueen award by the late fashion designer’s sister Janette for her creativity.

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College principal Denise Brown-Sackey said: “Our award winners have, indeed, had tremendous support but they have all made outstanding personal efforts.

“Success rarely comes easily and great success is never achieved without very hard work, determination and drive. They are remarkable people.”