2nd place in Cambridge competition

Alton College student Kris Stokkereit impressed judges at the University of Cambridge and won second place in the Peterhouse Cambridge Kelvin essay competition.

Kris, from Liss and previously at Frensham Heights school, is studying Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics at Alton College. Earlier this year he entered the prestigious competition designed to offer students the opportunity to conduct in-depth research on an unfamiliar topic of their choice, and have their work critically assessed by Cambridge academics. He has been invited to attend a presentation ceremony at Cambridge to collect his award.

Kathy Purdy, Admissions Coordinator for Peterhouse, commented that Kris’ essay stood out in terms of clear style, level of research and originality of thought. Kris chose to answer the question 'how far is it to the moon?' and focussed his essay on the determination of gravity.

Emma Willett, studying Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Electronics and Physics at Alton College, also entered the competition and received a commendation.

Pictured: Kris Stokkereit (bottom left) also excels in Maths and formed part of the Alton College team who came second in the UK Maths Trust Senior Team national final