Principal’s tribute to school sisters

A VERY special student was anxiously awaiting today’s A -level results.

Sophie Hennessey has completed her studies at Thorne’s Trinity Academy three years after she was involved in an horrific road accient in which her younger sister Megan,11, was killed.

Sophie, now 18, herself was badly injured in the accident near her school and was in a coma for six weeks before recovering enough to return to the school where both sisters were popular pupils.

She is now hoping to continue her education at university.

Academy principal Ian Brew paid tribute to Sophie’s achievements at the school’s end of year awards ceremony and also read out a letter written by the girls’ father Andrew, of Owston Ferry, in memory of Megan.

The school has already created an award in memory of Megan for outstanding work in art. This year it was won by Daniel Badrick.

The girls’ cousin, Nathan Hennessey, then 18, was convisted of causing death by dangerous driving and was jailed for four years over the incident.

Italian sixth-former Edoardo Gerosa scooped the prize for Outstanding Student of the Year after his decision to study in his mother’s hometown paid off when he excelled and achieved some of the best exam results in the Academy’s history.