We are very pleased to announce that on Monday Pil Tesdorpf, who graduated this summer from UWC RCN, was the first to receive the UWC Denmark Achievement Award.
Along with the prize is a sum of money which has been made possible by a generous donation from Ms Elise Philip Sørensen, a Danish lady living in Switzerland.
The UWC colleges with Danish graduates have selected the nominees using the following guidelines:
1. The receiver of the UWC Denmark Achievement Award has made extraordinary efforts to strengthen the social environment at your UWC School.
2. The receiver of the UWC Denmark Achievement Award has made an extraordinary effort within a social service of humanitarian character.
3. The receiver of the UWC Denmark Achievement Award has distinguished him or herself within the academic field
4. The receiver of the UWC Denmark Achievement Award has not necessarily excelled within one specific area.
And members of the Danish National Committee selected among the nominees Pil Tesdorpf as the receiver of this award.
The Award was given at a ceremony at Amalienborg, the Royal Palace in Copenhagen, hosted by HRH Crown Prince Frederik, who is the patron of the Danish UWC National Committee.
Present at the ceremony were all the Danish UWC graduates, members of the Danish UWC NC and representatives from the various foundations who support UWC Denmark.
Crown Prince Frederik welcomed the guests and UWC Hong Kong alumni Clement Kjersgaard addressed the graduates with a great speech. UWC Denmark Board member Hans Lindemann gave the motivation for Pil to receive the Award and thanked for her tremendous effort for UWC and her college.
The award was then presented by the Crown Prince and Ms Elise Philip Sørensen.
Finally Pil expressed her warmest thanks for the Award for which she felt very proud.
Click here to see details from the day on the official Danish Royal Family’s website.