Student honoured by The Princess Royal

Stockton Sixth Form College student and public speaking champion Nathania Ewruje has been presented with her national accolade by The Princess Royal.

Nathania, formerly of Red House School, was awarded the title of ‘Best Speaker’ in the English-Speaking Union’s Public Speaking competition in 2014 and later went on to be crowned winner of The Winston Churchill Cup for Public Speaking.

As a result, she was invited to honour Sir Winston Churchill with a reading at a memorial service for the former Prime Minister in January.

Nathania attended the ESU’s annual presentation event at Dartmouth House in Mayfair last week and was presented with her official winners certificate by Anne, Princess Royal.

Nathania Ewruje, 17, said: “The visit to the ESU’s annual presentation event was the icing on the cake of everything I have done in the last couple of years.

“It was an honour to meet Anne, Princess Royal. She asked me how it feels to keep being invited to such grand events, and why I enjoy public speaking so much. It is definitely another experience I will always remember.”

Photo: Copyright ESU/Gigi Giannella