Sky’s the limit for Newbattle teen

Conor Fitzpatrick with his Living for Sport awards.

Conor Fitzpatrick with his Living for Sport awards.

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A TEENAGER who turned his life around thanks to sport has been honoured at a national awards ceremony.

Conor Fitzpatrick, of Newbattle Community High School, has been awarded the title of UK Sky Sports Living for Sport Student of the Year 2010. He received the accolade after being named Scotland’s Student of the Year in a series of UK wide regional semi-finals.

He said: “I’m speechless. It’s hard to describe the fact I’ve come so far from a non-attender to student of the year.”

Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell presented Conor with his award at a ceremony in London.

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