12:39 Wednesday 27 November 2013

Talented students installed as King's and Queen's Scholars

Written byJORDAN DAY

King's Ely's King's and Queen's Scholars after their installation service at Ely Cathedral King's Ely's King's and Queen's Scholars after their installation service at Ely Cathedral

High achieving students at King’s Ely have been officially installed as King’s and Queen’s Scholars.

Every year, students are selected to become scholars on the basis of excellence in their GCSE examinations.

They are chosen and installed at Ely Cathedral in the Michaelmas term upon entry into Year 12 and continue until Year 13.

As academic leaders of the school, the scholars receive their distinctive red gowns and are admitted as members of the Cathedral Foundation and often process at cathedral services, strengthening the special link between King’s Ely and the cathedral.

Two International Scholars are also appointed each year and join the King’s and Queen’s Scholars.

King’s Ely International students Luofei Dong and Daria Shevtsova received their gowns during the service.

Principal of King’s Ely, Sue Freestone, said: “Becoming a scholar means so much to the students involved and I can do no better than to quote one of them, who said: “I am so happy that I am now a King’s Scholar and that I have fulfilled one of my dreams.

“Ever since I first saw the Scholars (which was when I was 4-years-old), I have really admired them and to be one of them is truly amazing.””

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