As part of a special series, we turn our attention to the leading ladies at Rydal Penrhos in our Female Focus features.
The latest instalment features Academic standout Cerys Cuddihy:
Cerys has enjoyed another superb year of achievements as part of the Rydal Penrhos community, something that has brought with it a number of eye-catching results.
The 14-year-old most notably hit the headlines as part of the school team that finished second at the Rotary International Youth Speaks National Finals.
Together with teammates Sydney Johnson and Kevin Farrell, who qualified for the event after winning their local, regional and district heats in fine style, once again produced a phenomenal display on their chosen topic ‘Guilt – is it good or bad?’, to come away with runners-up for their wonderful efforts.
There was further success for Cerys in the competition with the news that she was named the Best Chairperson of any team in the finals, making her number one throughout the country.
She is also a very gifted actress, with her performance as a suspicious wife to a cheating husband in Rydal Penrhos’ intermediate inter-house Drama competition gaining widespread plaudits.
Her contribution to the school this year was also recognised by Headmaster Simon Smith, who presented the pupil with the Headmaster’s Award at the End of Easter term Prize Giving as a reward for her amazing efforts.
Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Cerys has showed once again this year just what a fantastic pupil she is, and her success is richly deserved given the commitment she shows to each task.
“She is the perfect example of how a person can benefit from the all-round education that we provide here at Rydal Penrhos, and we are confident that this is just the start of plenty more success in the future.”