Third Year Blog
The penultimate blog of this academic year is brought to you from the red carpet at Third Year Prize Giving. On Thursday evening our boys, their parents, Form Tutors, the Headmaster and his guests joined Mr Woods and Miss Millar in celebrating the wide ranging achievements of Third Year boys at Hampton. Academic excellence and sporting achievement were recognised alongside prizes for music, chess, original work and for contributions to the wider School community. The evening was enhanced further by musical performances from Matthew Cresswell (piano) and Matt Lowe (saxophone), a dramatic piece from Journey’s End by Theo Bailey and Patrick Wall, and a rendition of the presentation given at the final of the ROAR dragons’ den by Farhan Hussain, Tom Holland, Chris Austin and Lucas Hutton. The proceedings were aptly concluded by Conor Turpin-Clifford who gave a rousing vote of thanks.
Congratulations to all prize winners as listed below:
3A: Christopher Austin and Vlad Penzyev
3B: Samuel Axford, Rhys Colder and Peter Godden
3C: Harry Attwell, Maxi Grindley and Sam Power
3D: Jamie Benson and Robbie Cox
3E: Igor Keihgorodov and Arjun Samra
3F: Tom Holland and Giulio Reid-Thomas
3G: Johnny Powell and Anthony Wang
3H: Oscar Nolan and Toby Robinson
3J: Louis Bird and Tobaias Droy
3A: Charlie Close and Jacob O’Locklin
3B: Fedor Ivanov and Josh Van’t Hoff
3C: Matthew Avant-Smith and Saul Morrison
3D: Leo Gregory and Cameron Hair
3E: Hojae Lim and Tom Patterson
3F Jake Amor and Oscar Murphy
3G: Joshua Culshaw and Jack Slaney
3H: Eliot Patient and Charlie Sutton
3J: Saahil Dhawan and Tobaias Droy
Headmaster’s Merit Prizes
Declan Connolly, Matthew Cresswell, Pravin Kiritharan, Hari Prabhu, Arjun Samra and Xavier Tinsley-Roy.
Parent’s Association Prizes
Thomas Cross and Ross Hyde.
School Prizes for Original Work
Jack Murphy, Pranav Pandey, Thomas Cross, Matthew Cresswell, Theo Bailey, Josh Bartholomew, Maxi Grindley, Jake Manketo, and Zachary Whelan.
HELP Project Prizes
Christopher Austin, Theo Bailey, Matthew Cresswell, Maxi Grindley, Jack Murphy and Pranav Pandey.
Original Work in the Field of Art
Music Society Junior Cup
Third Year Music Prize & Chess: Tobias Droy and Alfie Onslow
Rugby: Jamie Benson and Tim Lamming
Football: Declan Connolly and Joshua Culshaw
Rowing: Joshua Breadmore and Ben Martis-Jones
Athletics: Milo Tschaudri, Dylan Dyson-Holland, James McMullin, Tom Netterfield and Sami Omaar
Cricket: Keiran Downer and Tanmay Thanawalla
Tennis: Theo Radicopulos and Sam Sparrow
Head of Year Prize: Declan Connolly, Farhan Hussain, Rupert Reddish and Conor Turpin-Clifford.
Harris Prize: William Jagla
Headmaster’s Prize: Alex Colvin
Mistresses’ Prize: Matthew Cresswell
Good luck to the three Third Year boys who will compete next week in the ISTA Tennis Championships at Eton. We hope that Joshua Culshaw (3G), Theo Radicopoulus (3C) and Declan Connolly (3C) all take inspiration from the Championships at Wimbledon and make it to the latter stages of the tournament.
Angus Whitworth (3G) reports that he will be joining the orchestra to play clarinet next year.
Many congratulations to Anthony Wang (3G) who recently got into the Royal Academy of Music.
Josh Bartholomew (3G) will no longer be in bottom set Maths next year… and he is very excited about it.
The inter-form quiz final is being contested by 3D and 3E today at 1pm in the Lecture Theatre. All Third Year boys were invited to attend and we await the result with anticipation following a highly competitive and enjoyable competition.
In the last quarter-final, 3B could not follow up their play-off victory and were narrowly defeated by 3G, 130-150; Rhys Calder (3B) and Johnny Powell (3G) shared the Man of the Match award with 3 starter questions each.
In the semi-finals, it was 3G’s turn to fall agonisingly short, as they were pipped 170-180 by 3D, whose captain Will McLoughlin (6 starters) produced the outstanding individual performance of the competition so far. Elsewhere, 3E cemented their position as favourites by dispatching 3C 190-90, encouraged by a dominant display from Egor Kaygorodov (4 starters).
Many thanks to Mr Hitchings for organising and running this superb tournament… whatever the result.
Mr Schurch is hosting the croquet final between 3F and 3C next week.
We will announce the final inter-form points tally in the final blog of the year next week.