The GDST Minerva Prize is awarded for all-round achievement.
There is one first prize worth £500.
If you are a student and would like more information about applying for the Minerva Prize, please speak to your Head of Sixth. Application details will be sent to schools in January and the winners will be announced in May of each year.
The judging committee were enormously impressed by all the candidates, but their unanimous decision was to award the Minerva prize to two students this year:
Mia McLachlan - Birkenhead High School Academy
Anna Eason - Sheffield Girls' High School
Previous award winners:
Lota Ugochukwu - Norwich High School for Girls
Myah Popat - Northwood College for Girls
Davina Nylander - Newcastle High School for Girls
In recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to school life, it was also decided that the following two students would receive an award of £250 and a Certificate of Distinction:
Claire Geller - The Royal High School, Bath
Nisha Hare - Oxford High School
Katie Tomsett - Croydon High School
In recognition of the 140th anniversary of the GDST, it was decided that in 2013, two students would receive the GDST Minerva Prize and both would receive a cheque for £500. The adjudicators were very impressed by all the candidates, but their unanimous decision was to award a prize of £500 to:
Bryony Bennett - Lloyd - Norwich High School for Girls
Ysanne Clark - Central Newcastle High School
Jennifer Brennan of Royal High School, Bath.