May 18, 2021

Sam Paterson Award 2021

Sami Al-kizwini (small)

This year's recipient of the Sam Paterson Award goes to Year 2 Performing Arts student, Sami Al-kizwini.

Now in its eighth year, the Sam Paterson Award was established back in 2014 to commemorate the sudden and unexpected death of Varndean College Drama tutor, Sam Paterson. Set up by Sam's father, Ian Paterson, each year a sum of £500 is awarded to a student who upon completion of their course is judged by Varndean College to have made the most of their opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Sami's Performing Arts tutors, Nicky Jones and Steve Bates said: "Sami has been given this award for his incredible transformation into a dedicated, outgoing and inspired student, performer and creator. His work is outstanding and he takes every opportunity to demonstrate his insight into performance techniques and styles with verve and enthusiasm. Sami is determined to pursue a career in the performing arts and we wish him all the very best for the future."

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