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, sporting and drama standout Samantha Randall:
Since joining us in 2011 as a Year 7 pupil, Sam has established herself as an extremely well-rounded pupil with a number of talents.
Currently in the Lower Sixth, the 17-year-old is very strong academically, which was demonstrated with her superb GCSE results last summer where she gained no fewer than three A* grades, five A’s and a B for her efforts.
In addition she also gained an A grade in Mathematics after sitting the exam a year early.
Sam has also become a huge part of Rydal Penrhos’ Charity Committee during her first few months in the Sixth Form, and has been a key contributor to a number of events including the Christmas Market and Cake Sales.
Along with fellow Lower Sixth pupils Mollie Smithfield and Samiya Garrod, Sam helped the Eryri Squad achieve Team Gold at the Welsh Schools Cross-Country Championships, which were held at the Brecon Beacons in March.
Adding to her success, Sam also led the Rydal Penrhos team to the overall title at the Conwy Athletics Championships last week.
If that wasn’t enough, the gifted pupil and Peer Mentor has also played a huge part in a number of Dramatic Society productions in recent years, with her performances in To Kill a Mockingbird and Annie the Musical drawing widespread acclaim.
Sam will also be part of the Rydal Penrhos contingent that will be travelling to Uganda for a charity mission this summer, and she recently received her half colours in both Netball and Hockey at the school’s annual Sports Awards dinner.
Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Sam has proven over a number of years just what a fantastic pupil she is, and she serves as a tremendous role model to our younger pupils who are looking to achieve similar feats throughout their time with us at Rydal Penrhos.”