Double Success

TWO star students flamencoed off with the top prize in a university’s annual Spanish competition.

Dion Holli Smith and Victoria Taylor from Thomas Rotherham College took first and second places in the contest run by the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Sheffield.

The gruelling Latin showdown comprises a one-hour testing of students’ knowledge of Spanish through reading exercises and an essay written in the language.

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Dion and Victoria scooped book token prizes of £120 and £100 respectively, courtesy of the Herbert Hughes Memorial Fund.

TRC marketing officer Catherine Duncum said: “This is a big achievement for them as they had to compete against students from other schools and colleges across the Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley areas.

“There were around 30 students on the day taking the exam.

“It is also great news for the college and the modern foreign languages department as it continues our tradition of achievement in this competition.”