A former Rydal Penrhos pupil has won a prestigious prize after completing her university degree. Ann Yu Engebretsen achieved a first from Cardiff University in English and History, and for her outstanding efforts throughout the course, the former pupil won the Amanda Jones History Prize, which she will receive at her graduation ceremony this summer.
In addition, Ann Yu has also been accepted by the University of East Anglia to do her Master’s Degree on their highly sought after creative writing course. This is one of the hardest placements in the country to achieve, and despite being coveted by numerous universities across the country, Ann Yu will begin at UEA following a well-deserved summer break.
Teacher Dr Sara Brown, who taught Ann Yu at Rydal Penrhos, said: “This is a truly exceptional achievement and I am personally thrilled for all she has accomplished.
“She was a lovely and extremely gifted pupil during her time here, and for her to be given a prestigious award and gain a place on the creative writing course at UEA just shows how much her hard work has paid off.”