Abigail gets Young Citizen award

Left to Right proud mum Gill with daughter Abigail Beaton with cheque and award certificate, Hellenswood Head Lucy Monk and Carol Dixon of the Education Futures Trust
Left to Right proud mum Gill with daughter Abigail Beaton with cheque and award certificate, Hellenswood Head Lucy Monk and Carol Dixon of the Education Futures Trust

THE Rotary Club of Hastings has presented former Helenswood student Abigail Beaton with the Young Citizen Award, together with a cheque.

The club, in conjunction with the Education Futures Trust, annually seeks nominations for this award and the school’s headteacher, Lucy Monk, put forward Abigail as a candidate. She said: “In very difficult circumstances Abigail had achieved outstanding GCSE results and was considered an inspiration to her fellow students.” Abigail, who is now studying at Bexhill College, received the award from the club’s past president Brion Purdey. She thanked the club, saying she was proud and honoured to have been chosen.