Two students from The Highcrest Academy have been highly praised for their contributions to a unique global conference.
Noor Khan and Tanzina Choudhury, both 17, were selected as Student Ambassadors as part of a work placement scheme funded by pharmaceutical giants Johnson & Johnson (J&J).
The two sixth formers won their places as part of the Bridge to Employment programme (BTE) run by J&J in conjunction with the school in High Wycombe. They recently met 11 other student ambassadors from all around the world at the online conference.
The ambassadors were selected from hundreds of applicants and came from as far afield as the United Kingdom, United States, Sweden, Ireland, and South Africa.
At the conference, they engaged in virtual interviews with J&J professionals and fellow BTE peers from around the globe, and designed and produced recruitment videos. The final videos were then streamed live for all the world to see.
Both Noor and Tanzina received special recognition at this year’s showcase. Tanzina won an award for exceptional communication and reporting skills. Noor was voted by her peers as the first member of the 2020-2021 BTE Youth Leadership Council.
Michael Bzdak, Executive Director, Global Community Impact, Johnson & Johnson, said: “Noor and Tanzina demonstrated exceptional teamwork, leadership, technical and communication skills, effective collaboration, and kindness in working with students from around the globe. They are stellar examples of what J&J’s BTE programme strives to achieve, and we are proud of their accomplishments.”
Glen Burke, Principal at The Highcrest Academy, said: “Our whole community is extremely proud of Noor and Tanzina for their outstanding achievements. They have clearly represented both the academy and themselves in the best possible light and deserve all of the accolades they have received. I am sure that this is only the start of what will be very exciting futures for these two young ladies. We wish them all the very best.”