A resident at a home for young adults with mental health problems in Hythe is, once again, proving himself to be the cream of the crop in his latest studies.
Dalton Hart, 18, lives atSanctuary Carr-Gomm's(SCG) Dolphin Lodge in Hythe and is studying AAT level 2 in Accounting atAshford K College.
He has become the first person in the college's history to earn both Student of the Month and Learner Manager's Special Merit Award.
The accountancy awards come hot on the heels of Dalton's success last year when he gained an NVQ Level 2 in performing arts at Folkestone College. He also landed the lead role of Dick Whittington in their Christmas pantomime.
Dalton has lived at Dolphin Lodge for around 18 months, in which time he has come a long way in learning to meet the challenges associated with his mental health problems.
In particular he has learned to remain focused on the here and now which has been reflected in his outstanding academic results.
Dalton said: "I have worked really hard on the AAT to prove to myself and everyone else that I can succeed at whatever I choose to do.
I'd like to thank my project worker and support assistant for supporting me and helping me to believe in myself.
"I hope to go to university and become a chartered accountant. You never know maybe one day I'll get a job at Sanctuary!"
Thanks to the excellent progress he has made, Dalton is starting to work towards moving on and looking at bidding for flats in the local area with the aim of living independently soon.
Mandy Bulman, Dalton's project worker at Dolphin Lodge, added: "All the staff here would like to congratulate Dalton for his determination and hard work in overcoming his mental health issues and earning these awards.
"He is an inspiration, deserving all the success he has achieved and we wish even more in the future."
Andy Wooller, AAT line manager at Ashford College, said: "We have never before had a student receive both awards at the same time and Dalton should be very proud of his achievement.
"He continues to pass all of his exams and assessments with flying colours and I look forward to guiding him all the way up to Level 4."