Christian Smaditch receives Prestigious Whitbread Memorial Prize

3rd February 2016

Christian Smaditch, a student at Dixie Grammar School, awarded prestigious ISA Whitbread Memorial Prize in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.

Accompanied by his parents Lesia and Ihor, Richard Lynn, Head of Dixie Grammar and Paul Smith, Chair of Governors, Christian had the opportunity to visit the House of Lords in recognition of his attainment. The ISA Whitbread Prize acknowledged Christian’s 7 A*s and 3 As at GCSE level, coupled with his outstanding extra-curricular engagement in both music and medicine.

Presenting the award at the House of Lords this week, Lord Lexden – ISA President – noted “I shall remember you for four Ms: music, medicine—in which you have already made such a mark, mankind for whose welfare you obviously care, and finally for magnificence which sums up your total achievement”

Baroness Byford, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire added “I am truly delighted that Christian has won this very special prize. He is an exceptionally gifted young man in his own right but, even more importantly, he encourages others to participate and his enthusiasm and personal commitment has opened doors for many other people.”