A Black Country student has had her outstanding academic achievements recognised with an award from Halesowen-based chartered accountancy firm Nicklin LLP.
Victoria Homer has just left Redhill School, in Stourbridge, achieving an A* double award in her GCSE applied business exams. This, along with her performance throughout her secondary education, led to her winning the Business Studies Prize for Outstanding Achievement 2013, sponsored by Nicklin.
A school spokesman said: “Tori demonstrated a flair for business during Years 8 and 9, when she participated in many team enterprise activities. A business adviser working with Tori’s team on one such occasion said that he would employ her in his business now, as she was so innovative, creative and hard-working.
“The quality and depth of her research and her ability to evaluate and analyse business situations was exceptional. She made a valuable contribution to classroom discussions and debates, often making insightful comments that enabled other students to see the wider picture.”
David Wright, a partner at the firm, visited the school to present Tori with an Amazon Kindle, as well as a trophy and a certificate.
Commenting on the prize, David said: “As a firm, we have long placed great importance on supporting and encouraging outstanding pupils at our local schools. Students such as Tori could well go on to become the business leaders of tomorrow, so I am absolutely delighted to be able to present her with this prize in recognition of her achievements.
“She is a worthy winner and, on behalf of everyone at Nicklin, I would like to wish her all the best in her future studies and career path. I am sure she will achieve whatever she sets out to do.”
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