Oxbridge offers for students
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