Top Harvard prize for student Natasha

A Lytham student has scooped a top prize from one of the world's leading universities.

Thursday, 13th October 2016, 1:26 pm
Harvard Book Prize winner Natasha Godsiff receives her award from Cardinal Newman College principal Nick Burnham

Former St Bede’s Catholic High School pupil Natasha Godsiff has won the Harvard Book Prize.

Each year the prestigious university chooses a number of institutions from around the world, to award their very best student a book on behalf of the university.

The prize is awarded to students who are motivated, hard-working, excelling in their academic studies and who contribute to the College and wider community as a whole.

Selected from thousands of students, the Cardinal Newman College student, was nominated by her English teacher who said she was not only a model student in her lessons, but also regularly attends the HE+ scheme, a prestigious programme run in conjunction with Cambridge 

This is aimed at the brightest students and offers the chance to get extra support and guidance when applying to the UKs top universities.

Natasha has also been short listed as one of only a UK few students for a chance to study at a US university

The Prize, a copy of “The Better Angels of our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity” by Harvard Professor Steven Pinker inscribed with Natasha’s name was presented by Cardinal Newman College Principal Nick Burnham.

Nick said: “Natasha has proved herself to be a student of remarkable qualities.

“She is a credit to the college and I am sure this prize is just the start of many accolades to come in her future.”