Spalding High School star pupil awarded scholarship

Mercedes Baxter Chinery
Mercedes Baxter Chinery
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A former Spalding High School student has been awarded a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship whilst studying at Cambridge University.

Mercedes Baxter Chinery completed her A-levels at the High this year, achieving three A*s and one A.

Mercedes said: “I am delighted to have been awarded the scholarship and automatic membership to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). It will give me a great opportunity.”

Her mother added: “Mercedes has worked so hard to get to Sidney Sussex College and I am pleased to see her efforts rewarded with this scholarship.”

This prestigious scholarship from the IEToffers financial support to students who achieved at least three As in their A-levels.

Mercedes, from Peterborough, is one of 105 students who started either a Masters degree or an Undergraduate engineering degree in Autumn 2015 to be offered this scholarship.

A spokesman for the High School said: “Mercedes was an exemplary sixth form student and we are delighted to hear that her hard work and professionalism have been formally recognised by such a prestigious organisation.”