Trio of students celebrate scholarship award

Trio of students celebrate scholarship award

Three students at the Wey Valley School have been recognised for their sporting excellence with scholarship awards to further support their participation at regional and national levels.

Alexandra Stevenson, Cameron Shearer and Jerry Thompson have each received the school scholarship award for Sailing, Taekwondo and Basketball respectively. The students will receive £200 each to go towards their sporting progree.

Mark Salmon, Head of PE said: “Alexandra, Cameron and Jerry are dedicated sportsmen and women who have represented their respective sports at local and regional level with aspirations to go further.  The school is pleased to support them as they are exceptional role models for their fellow students at Wey Valley.”

Alexandra Stevenson, aged 15 started sailing in year 6 at primary school and has now taken part in the Youth Nationals two years running and represented Dorset at the Nationals Schools Sailing Competition. This season, Alexandra took part in a National Qualifier competition and was sailing against an Olympic finalist and two times World Champion.

Cameron Shearer, aged 15 has been taking part and enjoying Taekwondo since the age of 5. Cameron is now a black belt and is now ready to sit the next grading (2nd Dan).  Cameron regular participates in competitions and Taekwondo has helped improve self-discipline, concentration and determination to succeed in other school aspects.

Jerry Thompson, aged 16 plays County and South West England for basketball.  Jerry is currently captain of the u16 Weymouth Tropics team and features frequently in men's division 1 and 2 basketball. At Wey Valley basketball I'm also the captain of the year 11 team.  Jerry was recognised at Wey Valley with the MVP award and the James Mckay Basketball Award.

Mark Salmon added: “the school congratulates these students with the scholarship award; they are excellent role models and aspire to go further in their sports. We wish them well for their future sporting ambitions”.