Oldham Student of the Year: Jay Alom

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Congratulations to OSFC student Jahangir (Jay) Alom who was named Oldham Student of the Year in the over 16 category at the Rotary Club Annual Awards Ceremony.  This award acknowledges students who make a significant contribution to the community and nominations are received from schools and colleges across the borough.

Jay received the award as a result of the many impressive contributions he has made to Oldham Sixth Form College and the local community.  Jay took on the role of Lead Sports Ambassador in his first year at college and dedicated himself wholeheartedly to this by taking a central role in organising, and leading, sports events at college, Oldham and further afield.  Sport led Jay into charity work and he became passionate about fundraising, and has helped raise thousands for local and national charities, including the British Heart Foundation and Islamic Relief Oldham.  Outside of college, Jay also volunteers for the Central Manchester Foundation Trust hospitals, and has been involved in researching cancer cells as part of the University of Manchester’s outreach programmes.

Richard Lee, Associate Director at OSFC, said, “I have never, throughout my entire teaching career, met a young man so passionate about volunteering his time and efforts to the benefit of others.  The sheer range of his volunteering is breath-taking and you could not ask for a better role-model.”

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