After hundreds of hours of studying and training over the last 2 years it was an emotional night last night where we had to say our goodbyes to our 6th form Senior graduates.
For some of the student athletes this journey had started with us 6 years ago and last night was the culmination of all the years of hard work and perseverance.
For Jay Carter, Terrence Chatikobo and Ryan Goosey the last 6 years have flown by and for each of them the challenge of University life awaits! Jay in Canada, Ryan in Liverpool and Terrence still choosing the right place
For Maria Garcia, Fidel Lopez, Ibu Jassey Demba and Chiara Di Steffano this journey has also involved moving Country as well as school! Over what seemingly has been a very short time so many things have happened and so many memories have been made and so many lessons learned.
For Fidel a journey back home to Spain is his choice of University, for Ibu a trip to the USA and Missouri State West Plains (JUCO) is in store, for Maria the possibility of studying Military and European History at Brunel University is her target and Chiara has booked herself a place and a basketball scholarship to Solent University to study photography.
For Ana Afonso (the most improved athlete across the academy) the journey has another step before University or work awaits!
And for Lakiesha Maxey the University of Bath is the target after an incredibly productive 2 years at JMA balancing very high academic targets with her sport.
Ali Sbai is off to University to study Sports at foundation stage either at Loughborough College or another local option depending on his choice over the next few months.
Bikram Rana has secured a place at Solent University but will also be looking at Brunel as another possibility too.
Levi Pither is off to the University of the West of England (joining ex pupil Stephen Foard)
Echezoni Okechi is working towards a future Uni place in Canterbury and finally
Josh Steen (Steeeeno!) has secured a place at reading College to begin the next chapter of his education towards becoming a Physical training instructor.
We are incredibly proud of this group of student-athletes and wish them all the very best on the next step of their exciting journey!
For photos of the evening please visit our flickr account: