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Winning children from Ealing get achievement awards

More than 20 children from African and Caribbean descent in Ealing have been recognised at the 17th Annual Dr John Roberts QC. MBE award ceremony which took place on 2 July 2022 at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Ealing Common.

Overall winner Amanuel Hailemichael with Tony Roberts
Overall winner Amanuel Hailemichael with Tony Roberts

Organised by Descendents, a 29-year-old charity for young people with its main focus on African and Caribbean culture, nominations came from across Ealing and its primary schools, secondary schools and special educational needs for categories including ‘the pupil that excels in all areas of their education’ , ‘student that achieve against all odds’, ‘students that excel in the arts’, ‘sports’, ‘entrepreneurial qualities’, and ‘future leader qualities’.

The awards ceremony which included a three course meal, and entertainment was attended by students, nominating teachers, parents and a host of special guests, including the Mayor of Ealing, Mrs Eulette Roberts, wife of the late Dr John Roberts for whom the awards are held in honour of and special guest speaker Marcus Gayle (Brentford Football club Ambassador).

Primary School winners list

Excels in all areas of their education: Heela Kedir
Work hard and  achieve against all the  odds: Aaliyah Edeki-Morrow
Excels in the Arts:  Nathaniel Arnold
Excels in Sports: Raphael Chiwandire
Excels in STEM:Antoine Whittaker
Future Leader: Nia Fletcher-Anderson

Secondary School winners list

Excels in all areas of their education: Ashley Hall
Work hard and achieve against all the odds: Aaleesha Allen & Amanuel Hailemichael (Joint winners)
Excels in the Arts: Edgar Lopes
Excels in Sports: Chloe Vella
Entrepreneurial Qualities: Mikah Dacres-Ampofo & Zephaniah Pascal
Excels in STEM: Salma Abdullahi
Future Leader: Kobi Bines pecial Awards Name of winner

Special awards winners

Jamal Edwards MBE: Precisa Getsevich
Kim Noel: Lily Kwamya
Mr Willis Wilkie: Tye Gordon-Gaillard
Connie Mark MBE, BEM:Esi Frank
Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE: Elicia Sterling
Sir Steve McQueen CBE:Edgar Lopes
RT. Hon. Lord Paul Boateng:Tendai Nekati
Dr Abdullah Gulaid: Jaydon Coombs-Goodfellow

Inspirational teacher award Posthumous Award: Joycelyn Deborah Poole
Dr John Anthony Roberts QC, CBE Overall Outstanding: Amanuel Hailemichael

In 2023, Descendants will celebrate 30 years of working in the community and are planning further celebrations to celebrate and recognise the achievements of young people of African and Caribbean descent.

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