Bedford Modern School year 13 student and accomplished swimmer, Peter Webster, has been awarded both the Crimson and Gold and the International Diversity Award scholarships by the University of Denver in America, allowing him to study Electrical Engineering and continue his passion for swimming from September this year.
The prestigious scholarships recognise Peter’s academic record and achievements. The university has also recognised Peter’s swimming ability and have invited him to join their distinguished swimming team. A keen swimmer, Peter currently trains with Hatfield Swimming Club for 18 hours a week and will compete at this year’s British National Championships at the end of July.
Peter said: “I’ve been swimming since I was 11 years old. I remember watching the 2012 London Olympics and being really impressed with the US swimming team and it was then that I started thinking about applying to study at an American university.
“I’m really looking forward to starting my studies in the US whilst also carrying on my passion for swimming.”
Peter’s tutor, Rachel Gleeson, added: “Peter has worked extremely hard to balance exam and lesson pressures with daily training both in and out of the pool - often taking naps during his free periods to recoup and recover!
“Peter has been determined with his swimming and US applications and thoroughly deserves the rewards he has received. We wish him every success with his studies and swimming, and of course with his upcoming A-level exams.”
Peter has already passed his university entrance exams and is currently sitting his A-levels in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry.