A Colyton Grammar School student from the 1980s has been awarded an OBE for her services to forensic science.
Cathy Turner, who now lives in Wetherby, Yorkshire with her husband and two daughters, attended the school under the name of Boynton and is remembered by a few of the longest serving members of staff.
She went on to gain a degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bradford and is now a widely respected national consultant in the field of forensic case reviews or 'cold cases'.
She was born in Costa Rica and moved to Seaton with her mum, dad and sister in 1972, attending Seaton Primary School and then attending CGS from 1977 to 1984. The family lived at the 'Seaton Hole' end of the beach on Highcliffe Crescent, and she and her sister spent many happy times rock-pooling and beach combing.
Cathy remembers that she "loved being a pupil at Colyton", where she particularly enjoyed taking part in musical events.