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Excellent students honoured with Larmor Awards 2014

Larmor Award winners 2014 pose with the Master
Larmor Award winners 2014 pose with the Master

Each year at St John's, students who excel both academically and in other aspects of life during their time in Cambridge can be nominated for the Larmor Awards, which are presented on the morning of General Admission or 'Degree Day'. Nominees are recommended by a committee made up of both Senior and Junior College members. The committee's recommendations are based on "intellectual qualifications estimated on a wide basis, of moral conduct and of practical activities". Each year they face a difficult task of selecting winners from an invairably brilliant field of students.

Those who win a Larmor Award are presented with an engraved silver prize as well as a financial reward.

This year's winners are:

Abbi Brown: As well as excelling academically, Abbi (who has osteogenesis imperfecta) has taken part in many extra curricular activites and contributed greatly to College life. Her achievements include coxing the Women's First Boat in the May Bumps.

Lottie Buttar: Lottie has consistently achieved First Class marks in her undergraduate exams and also received the Lorimer Prize in 2013. She has also gained Half Blue in Modern Pentathlon and is one of the top ten ranking members of the Cambridge Women's Team, as well as being a member of the St John's Mixed Lacrosse team and the Cambridge University Equestrian Team.

Sam Cockton: Sam has worked tirelessly to become a First Class student and Scholar in his Tripos. During a summer research placement in Singapore in 2013, Sam served as an unofficial ambassador for the College. He has participated in several College societies, and contributed to everything from College Open Days to May Balls.

Christina Farley: Having achieved a First Class degree, Christina has demonstrated a consistent level of excellent academic performance during her time at St John's. She has also been heavily involved in extra-curricular activities such as the College orchestra, and notably the work of the Admissions Office. Christina has helped with every College Open Day since her matriculation, leading tours and activities for visiting school groups.

Michael Ha: Michael was amongst the first cohort of University applicants from his school, and has been committed to helping the College with outreach, access and admission programmes to encourage application from young people of all backgrounds. Michael also serves as Oxbridge Ambassador on the Hackney Access Initiative, where he runs a 'Medical School Masterclass' for prospective students. Michael has also achieved excellent academic results in both Medicine and History of Art.

Hugo Macklin: Across the four years he has been at St John's, Hugo has been involved in all aspects of College life, whether academic, sporting or cultural. In addition to a strong academic performance, he has served as Captain of the LMBC, President of the History Society and Head of Logistics for the May Ball 2014.