SSSO student wins funded place at U.S university
We were thrilled to hear that sixth former, Yasmin will be packing her bags and heading across the Atlantic this autumn to start university in upstate New York at Skidmore College.
She is seen here meeting the American Ambassador to London, Matthew Barzun at a reception at the ambassador’s home in Regent’s Park. The reception was held to celebrate the achievements of sixty one state school students from around the UK who will be starting their degrees at US universities this autumn. The students were all part of the US programme run by the Sutton Trust and the Fulbright Commission, which aims to help students from state schools to win funded places at universities in the US.
Yasmin will be the first St Saviour’s “old girl” to study in the US. Yasmin was selected from hundreds of applicants. She has benefitted from being a member of a Kings College London programme (K-plus) who have worked closely with many of our sixth formers. Yasmin has a long history of community work, acting as a mentor and volunteering with an after-school project working with younger children; supervising, planning activities and completing administrative work.
Yasmin’s academic interests vary widely, ranging from Neuroscience and Computing to Theatre and Film.
We wish Yasmin “Bon Voyage”, and look forward to her visiting St Saviour’s to inspire others to follow in her footsteps.