Each year, tutors at Budehaven Community School propose the names of Year 13 students they think are eligible for The Jon Coney Memorial Award. This award is named after a young man who attended Budehaven School but passed away suddenly on 23 rd August 2004, aged 17.
To be selected for the Jon Coney Award, the student must have performed well throughout their time in the Sixth Form. Potential winners must be diligent, committed and focused. They are, in essence, a model student and an excellent role model for students lower down the school.
This year, Matt Cleave has received the award. He is highly regarded by staff and has achieved an excellent level in all his studies.
Matt is sitting A Level exams in Geography, Physics and PE this summer and is aiming to eventually work in the mining and engineering industry, having received an offer at The University of Exeter to read Mining Engineering.
The names of past winners are displayed on a beautiful wooden honours board in the foyer of the main school, a fitting tribute not only to Jon Coney himself but also to a succession of other outstanding students at Budehaven. Well done to Matt.
Meanwhile, Bude & Beyond wishes all students taking A levels and GCSEs this year good fortune. Here’s hoping all their hard work pays off and that those students overcoming particular difficulties in their lives at this time are able to find their way forward through their education.