THE Adver turned Fairy Godmother to announce the two teenagers who shall go to the ball through the paper’s school prom competition.
Two youngsters found out this week that they had been voted winners of the Adver’s Prom King and Queen competition.
They will each win a fully paid for prom night at the end of the year. As well as getting their suit and dress for the special occasion both will be arriving in style in a limousine.
Prom Queen is 15-year-old Emily Watts, of Commonweal School in Old Town, who says she is still surprised at winning the public vote.
She said: “If I’m honest I don’t think it has sunk in yet. I found out on Thursday when I came out of school and my mum could barely contain her excitement.
“Our school prom is going to be at the end of June and I think it will be a really big occasion. My friends are all pleased for me.
“I’m quite proud of myself as I have never won anything like this before.”
Ridgeway School pupil James Wright, 15, is the winner of the Prom King prize.
He said: “I was in school at the time so it came as a total shock. I want to thank everyone who voted for me.
“I’m really looking forward to the school prom because I think it will be a great way to celebrate the end of Year 11. I think the limo ride is going to amazing.”
Meanwhile, another lucky Adver reader was celebrating after finding out her heating bill is to be paid for a year, in a seperate competition.
Lisa Thompson, 35, of Penhill, has won the paper’s ‘Win Your Fuel Bill’ competition and says the news has come as a welcome surprise.
Her heating bill is one of her biggest expenses so the win takes a big weight of her mind.
She said: “I found out I had won on Thursday and it’s absolutely brilliant. I have entered a number of the Adver’s competitions in the past but this is the first time I’ve won.
“The heating is the biggest bill we have to pay every month so it puts my mind at ease. My partner goes out to work and I have three part-time jobs so the money is going to make a big difference.”
Lisa spends much of her time as a creche worker but also works as a steward at Swindon Town FC and Swindon Speedway, as well as the dog racing.
“At the end of the day its just going to be big help,” she said. “It’s a great way to start the year.”