Welsh Learner of the year named

ORIGINALLY from Ohio in the United States of America this year’s Eisteddfod Welsh Learner of the Year Meggan Lloyd Prys is already working in her adopted language.

Meggan’s husband Cynog, who she met at the University of Ohio, first inspired her interest in his native tongue. Now, just two-and-a-half years after starting to learn, the day after arriving in Wales, she has been married in a Welsh ceremony and works as a Welsh medium classroom assistant in Ysgol Llanfairpwll, Anglesey.

Meggan was awarded the Prize in memory of Marged Jones after judges Elin Williams, Haydn Hughes and Clive Wolfendale managed the difficult task of separating a strong field.

Shortlisted and taking £100 prizes were John Burton, originally from Crewe, but now living in Penmachno,; Zoe Morag Pettinger from Fareham, but now living in Trisant, Aberystwyth and Dominic Gilbert, originally from Manchester but living in Biwmares.

Meggan’s £300 prize was also donated by Eagles Tavern, Llanuwchllyn.

Picture Chris McKenna creative commons

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