Oxbridge of­fers for stu­dents

Wilmslow Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL rhi­an­non@men­media.co.uk @rhi­an­nonMEN

APAIR of out­stand­ing stu­dents are cel­e­brat­ing of­fers to study at Ox­ford and Cam­bridge uni­ver­si­ties later this year.

Eigh­teen-year-old El­lie Hughes, who is deputy head girl at Withing­ton Girls’ School (WGS) Sixth Form, has been of­fered a con­di­tional place to read Medicine at St Ed­mund Hall, Ox­ford. Eu­ge­nie Yen has re­ceived a con­di­tional of­fer to read Nat­u­ral Sciences at St John’s, Cam­bridge.

El­lie, of Car­rwood Road, Wilm­slow, also coaches at Wilm­slow Gym­nas­tics Club and, in prepa­ra­tion for her Medicine de­gree, also vol­un­teers at a lo­cal nurs­ing home.

A tal­ented mu­si­cian, she has achieved grade eight on the vi­o­lin and grade seven on the pi­ano and in March will lead the school orches­tra at a con­cert at the Royal North­ern Col­lege of Mu­sic, which is be­ing held in com­mem­o­ra­tion of WGS’s 125th an­niver­sary.

She has also been an ac­tive mem­ber of the Alder­ley Edge Hockey Club, play­ing the sport also for Cheshire, train­ing with the Ju­nior Re­gional North West Per­for­mance Cen­tre and is a mem­ber of the WGS school team.

She said: “I am thrilled to be ac­cepted to study medicine at Ox­ford; it is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for me. I could not have achieved what I have with­out un­wa­ver­ing sup­port from the staff, my friends and my par­ents.”

Eu­ge­nie Yen, 18, of Stan­ni­lands Road, is a keen sportsper­son.

She en­joys ten­nis and com­petes with Mere Re­gional Squad in the un­der-18 mixed dou­bles; she en­joys scuba div­ing and will be go­ing for her Ad­vanced PADI li­cence this sum­mer. She also en­joys horse rid­ing.

She said: “I am ex­cited to have been of­fered a place and, grades per­mit­ting, will greatly en­joy study­ing my favourite sub­ject at a beau­ti­ful uni­ver­sity.”

The girls are among 12 stu­dents at the school who have been of­fered places, with seven hop­ing to take up places at Cam­bridge Uni­ver­sity and five aim­ing for Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity.

Hard­work­ing Eu­ge­nie Yen and El­lie Hughes, from Wilm­slow, have each earned con­di­tional of­fers to study at the coun­try’s top uni­ver­si­ties

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