Jason-Johnson-Hither-Green-A Hither Green student was presented with an award for his academic achievements.

Art and Design student Jason Johnson, 19, was presented with the Ian Hebditch Award, by Radio 1 DJ and Strictly Come Dancing Star Scott Mills. The award is given to Creative Studies student who stand out from the crowd. Jason is an incredibly hard worker and much appreciated and respected by his peers and teachers.

He chose to attend Uxbridge College in Hillingdon borough, West London, over options nearer to home but still managed fantastic attendance and punctuality. He also completed an impressive Final Major Project, an original story with every one of its 63 pages beautifully illustrated.

Achievers of all ages celebrated with friends, family and staff at the Annual Awards held on 17 September, at The Beck Theatre in Grange Road, Hayes. The winners were chosen from among our 8,000+ full-time and part-time learners.

Special guest Scott Mills talked about his life and presented the awards, as well as meeting students afterwards. His spoke about his radio and media career, charting his earliest experiences of pretending to DJ in his bedroom at the age of 8, sending out unsuccessful demo tapes, working the graveyard slot in local radio, eventually getting a job at Radio 1 where he went on to take over from Sara Cox’s early evening slot.

Principal of Uxbridge College, Laraine Smith OBE, said: “Tonight’s award ceremony is particularly special as it marks the start of Uxbridge College’s Golden Anniversary year, and I would like to congratulate all our winners. Their stories are humbling and inspiring and remind us all about what can be achieved through education. At Uxbridge College we want all our learners to have the best chance possible to meet their bigger goals in life, and our award winners are all success stories.

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