To suggest that Alice Mount’s extra-curricular and academic achievements are comprehensive is no exaggeration. As President of the Debating Society, Chair of the Go-Green Committee, and a nationally ranked Triathlete, Alice’s extra-curricular achievements are highly commendable. Combine this with her academic prowess, and it becomes clear that Alice embodies all the qualities of a brilliant ‘all-rounder’.
As President of the Debating Society, Alice has successfully led St Edmund’s to the regional finals of the English-Speaking Union competition. While always fostering the development and confidence of her team, Alice has also been praised for her individual contributions. For example, Alice has been awarded the ‘best speaker’ accolade twice in the competition. Her ability to form and present complex arguments are evident in the diverse motions that she has tackled, such as ‘compulsory national service’, analysing whether it produces outcomes necessary for contemporary society. As Chair of the ‘Go Green’ Committee, Alice has championed the need for greater plastic and paper recycling and has been instrumental in gaining Fairtrade status for the school. This has led to a greater ecological focus at St Edmund’s, with many younger pupils now inspired to make the school a significant contributor to environmental sustainability. It is this passion and determination which has led to notable achievements outside of school. In a recent triathlon competition at Hever Castle, Alice ranked 10th, despite being the youngest competitor in the race! Alice has also recently been appointed as one of the panellists for the Aspinall Foundation International Women’s Day event, where she will contribute to a discussion on the challenges facing women in the twenty-first century, demonstrating her activism on issues surrounding gender equality.
Amongst the academic community, Alice is admired for her determination and resilience. This has led to significant academic achievements which include promotion to House Captain and Senior Vice-Captain of the School. At GCSE, Alice’s lowest grade was an 8 and such her academic potential has been spotted by the University of Durham where Alice has been offered a place to study Geography. Alice is well-respected by both students and staff at St Edmund’s. Her passion, intellect and notable sense of humour, have unquestionably impacted the St Edmund’s community and will certainly shape her future pursuits.