19 Year old Josh Maney, studying Sport was up for the rising star of the year award and ended up winning at the Raising the Bar awards.
He came to One having not done as well as he would have liked in his GCSEs because of family issues.
But he managed to overcome a string of bad news situations and is now looking forward to going to Swansea University in September where he will be studying Osteopathy.
He said, "I've had a bit of a rough time. It's been a rollercoaster full of ups and downs with people passing away and hospital admissions - but I've come through this. At times I've been mentally elsewhere. But thanks to my determination and the support I have had from One, I'm now looking to the future with confidence."
On winning the award, he said, "To get recognition on this scale is very rewarding."
On One he added, "They have been with me all the way through and I'd like to think I have repaid them with my efforts and hard work."
On saying goodbye to One, he added, "I'll be sad to leave but I'm looking forward to coming back to try and inspire people who have been in a similar situation to me."
Sports teacher, Paul Rea, said, "It's been an incredible journey with Josh. Sometimes if you have adversity it strengthens your character. His commitment to his course has been unwavering, he has stuck with it and it is a credit to Josh and his family. It's a really nice story for someone who came to us with not such great GCSE grades (which I can identify with) but we didn't write him off. We gave him an opportunity and he has taken it. I'm really proud of Josh and I'm sure his family are as well."