Student Jess is the ‘pride’ of Telford

Telford College student Jessica Terry has won a top pride award in recognition of her

Jess Terry | Pride Awards
Jess Terry | Pride Awards

volunteering work.

The 15-year-old, who is currently studying engineering level two, alongside maths and English GCSEs, won an Outstanding Volunteer trophy at the Telford Community Pride Awards.

The winners of the competition, celebrating people and groups who ‘make Telford special’, were announced in front of hundreds of people at the town’s International Centre in one of the showpiece events for the town’s 50th birthday celebrations.

Jessica moves back to Telford after living in Australia.

Jessica is back in her home town of Telford after living in many locations, including spending some time in Australia.

She was nominated by her mother, whose life she helped to save two years ago when she had a stroke. Jessica also rescued her younger sister several months ago when she had an anaphylactic reaction.

The former guide leader is also a library volunteer who helped to create a comic con event as part of the Reading Hack initiative, has volunteered with animal charity PDSA, and helps to organise events at her local church.

“I moved back to Telford five years ago, and have always loved the feeling of helping others,” she said.

“I can’t explain how happy I am. Volunteering is a big part of who I am, but I never once thought I would ever be recognised for it in such an amazing way.”

Pride Awards | Telford College
Pride Awards | Telford College

Graham Guest, Telford College’s principal and chief executive, said Jessica was ‘a credit to the college’.

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