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Two talented Burntwood students have been boosted by the Stephen Sutton Bursary.
The record-breaking fundraiser’s mother Jane Sutton presented a cheque for £1,000 to Chase Terrace Technology College duo Freya Houghton and Morgan Thomas.
It is the second year the scheme has run and Jane admitted competition had again been tough.
She said: “We had a very difficult job in making our decision resulting, for the second year, in the award being split.
“I would like to offer my congratulations to Freya for the high level of work she is producing in her chosen field of art and design and I am pleased that she will be going to university to further enhance her skills, and to Morgan who is excelling in her chosen field of golf, in which she represents England under 16’s in competitions at home and abroad.
“Morgan’s enthusiasm, determination and natural ability holds good prospects of realising her ambition of playing golf for England.”
Burntwood Town Council runs the Stephen Sutton Bursary and offers up to £2,000 to talented local young people who are developing their skills in art, sport or academia.
Cllr Diane Evans, chairman of governors at Chase Terrace Technology College, said: “I’m grateful to Jane Sutton for supporting this initiative and helping judge the entries.
“This bursary is a legacy which will help these young people to extend and develop their talents in all fields.
“I am extremely proud of Freya and Morgan’s achievements so far, and I know that Stephen would be too.”
The school’s headteacher Tim Chamberlin, said he was delighted to see two of his talented students receive the award.
“They are true role models for others in our community showing that with hard work and resilience we really can achieve our goals at the highest level,” he said.