Steyning Grammar names Harvard Book Prize winner

Ben O'Brien receives this year's Harvard Book Prize from Steyning Grammar School head teacher Nick Wergan
Ben O'Brien receives this year's Harvard Book Prize from Steyning Grammar School head teacher Nick Wergan

ENTHUSIASTIC scientist Ben O’Brien has been awarded the prestigious Harvard Book Prize at Steyning Grammar School.

The sixth form college student achieved five A grades at AS level in the summer and impressed staff with his intellectual ability, calm nature and approach to independent learning.

The school is one of only 100 institutions selected by the Harvard Club of London for the annual prize, which is awarded to an outstanding student in the penultimate year.

Head teacher Nick Wergan, who presented the award at the Welcome Assembly, said: “It was a real pleasure presenting such a prestigious award to such a fantastic student. Ben is a great ambassador for Steyning Grammar School.”

Ben is bright and enthusiastic, demonstrating a conscientious approach to learning and a determination to succeed.

Atticus Albright, Matthew Cheung, Rosie Dommett, Mattias Mehmed, Mark Nader and India Nathan were also highly commended, having attained four A grades at AS level.

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