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Micaela Sowerby, 19, from Leigh near Tonbridge, has been awarded the coveted Encouragement Prize for Creativity by Hillview School for Girls for the third year in a row. The prize is sponsored by Tonbridge-based luxury housebuilder Millwood Designer Homes, as part of the prestigious Encouragement Pack initiative that it runs with a number of schools in Kent and East Sussex.

Micaela has won the Millwood prize for Creativity three times for her A Level graphics work. At Hillview, Micaela studied Media Studies, Graphics, Drama and English Literature and Language, she is currently at Bournemouth University studying Communication and Media.

Elaine Buchan, Head teacher at Hillview School for Girls comments: “We’re so delighted that Micaela has been recognised for her outstanding achievements. This scheme has been very beneficial in promoting creativity and we wish her every success as she continues her journey.”

Micaela, winner of the Encouragement Prize for Creativity comments: “I’m really proud about winning the award and shocked yet honoured that it’s the third year in a row that I’ve been awarded it. It’s always a proud moment being acknowledged for something you’re good at and it just encourages me to pursue a creative career.”

Millwood’s Sales Director Philip Brown met Micaela to present her with her prize of a trophy, along with a £50 cheque and £50 book token this week.

Good things clearly come in threes as Lucy Rimmer, from Tunbridge Wells, is the third Rimmer sister to win the coveted cup for A Level Geography, also awarded by Millwood Designer Homes, after her sisters Imogen and Isabel. An exceedingly gifted student at Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar, Lucy is now studying medicine at Birmingham University.

Dr Rossane Brimsted, Deputy Head teacher at Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar comments: “Lucy is a very deserving winner of the Millwood Designer Homes Cup this year. She is following in the family tradition as she is the third of her sisters to be our best Geographer and win this prestigious trophy. We have recently also heard that Lucy has been given an Award for Excellence in Geography by the Royal Geographical Society for having the highest A level examination score in the whole country for Edexcel A Level Geography. We are very proud of her at TWGGS.”

Lucy was also awarded a trophy, a £50 cheque and £50 book token for her tremendous efforts, by Sales Manager at Millwood, Lynne Smith.

Millwood currently has a range of individually designed homes available across Kent and Sussex including Bell Orchard in Platt, an exclusive new development of three individually designed country houses. These detached homes blend traditional Kentish vernaculars with a first-class specification and the latest trends in modern-day living. Millwood will also be launching new developments in Crowborough and Maidstone in 2016.