15 year old Katerina Stoyanova won a Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award for excelling in both academic and extra-curricular fields at Broomfield School, in Enfield.
As well as achieving highly in the academic studies, Katerina organised a range of events for young people and has been a member of the school council for the last two years. This school year, she hopes to be elected to the youth parliament for the borough.
She said, “I have always been enthusiastic to participate in the school and wider communities. I am motivated to make a positive change for young people in Enfield, and hopefully I will be elected to the youth parliament to enable me to do this.”
Earlier in 2013, Katerina won the Mayor’s Award for Science – the first time anyone from Broomfield had achieved such a feat. With the £200 she wins with the Jack Petchey Foundation Award, Katerina will take her fellow classmates on an educational visit to the London Dungeon.
Jack Petchey Foundation Grant’s Officer for North London, Schenell Stephens said, “Katerina is a fantastic example of a young person keen to make a difference to both her school and wider community.”
Katerina is delighted that to have been recognised for her hard work, and says that the award will only spur her to go on and achieve more.
“Receiving the award has given me the self-belief and motivation to continue to work hard and play an active role in my community. The award also proves that hard work does not go unnoticed. I am very grateful to have been nominated, and it has made my parents very proud of me!”
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