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14 April 2016

Collingham winners in the CIFE awards 2016

Many congratulations to our three winners in the CIFE awards:


*** Willem Nelis (College Prize for Academic Achievement)
*** Alexander Thanki (CIFE Prize for English Literature)
*** Stephanie Childress (CIFE Prize for Modern Languages)


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Willem achieved A* in History and A grades in Religious Studies and Geography.  His special area of interest is military history, and the role of war in history.  He is now at Christ’s College Cambridge reading History.

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Alex achieved three A*s in English, Politics and History. His special area of literary interest is fin-de-siècle Gothic and is he is currently at Corpus Christi College Cambridge reading English. Stephanie Childress

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Stephanie achieved two A*s and an A in Music, French and Russian.  She joined a CIFE college because it offered a more flexible way of working that could accommodate her musical commitments, notably with the National Youth Orchestra where she is the Leader of the Orchestra and First Violin. She performed at the Proms last year, wowing the packed Royal Albert Hall in a performance of Mahler’s 9th Symphony as well as conducting (YES, conducting!) the orchestra in a contemporary piece by Tansy Davies. Stephanie was also appointed assistant conductor of the National Youth Orchestra.

Just sixteen years old, Stephanie is now studying Music at St John’s College, Cambridge.



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