Dollis Hill: Students wins top award
A talented student was named one of London’s top black achievers at a star studded ceremony at the House of Commons on Friday (1).
A talented student was named one of London’s top black achievers at a star studded ceremony at the House of Commons on Friday.
Promise Campbell, 20, of Chapter Road, Dollis Hill, was named the winner in the higher education category of the prestigious London Schools and the Black Child awards ceremony.
Organised by former Labour leader contestant Dianne Abbott, the event celebrates the educational achievement of black students, and was attended by equalities campaigner Baroness Howells, retired England footballer Garth Crooks OBE, and comedian Stephen Amos.
Ms Campbell, who recently graduated from the elite Cambridge University with a degree in English literature, said: “I am really, really proud of myself but humbled by all the amazing people that were on stage with me.
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“These awards are about giving people confidence and showing that there aren’t any limits to ambition, hopes and dreams.”
She received an ipad and will now be mentored by the investment bank UBS.
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Dianne Abbott said: “Promise was an excellent candidate and she really stood out because of the way she topped her class at such a prestigious university.”
“I always look forward to this award ceremony because it reminds us how much young talent we have, gives them the recognition they deserve and the tools to go forward to successful careers.”