A KIRKLEES College teenager has been recognised as one of the best BTEC students in the country.
Haroon Mahmood was a finalist at the British Education Awards 2018, representing Yorkshire and Humberside, North West, North East and the West Midlands.
The 19-year-old from Heckmondwike was nominated for achieving a distinction in level two BTEC understanding enterprise and entrepreneurship and he has now progressed to level three.
Haroon is registered as severely sight-impaired but helps his mum care for his sister who has additional needs. He has also been a course representative, as well as being on the student executive council and being the student union’s disability officer.
Haroon’s former teacher Lydia Butterworth said: “Haroon displays a unique level of determination and positivity which is utterly infectious. He grabs every opportunity with both hands.
“He makes the most of every second of his life. Haroon creates his own opportunities and is certainly changing his life as a result of being part of the college.”