Pupils who have scored top marks across school subjects were recognised at the 2013 Convener’s Awards which were held recently at Caldervale High School in Airdrie.
This year’s awards were the highest ever with 131 students from 23 schools receiving an award for eight 1’s or equivalent and 67 students from 21 schools receiving the award for five A passes in S5: a total of 198 altogether.
Councillor Jim Logue, said: “The annual awards ceremony recognises what are really tremendous individual achievements by our pupils.
“I want to congratulate each and every one of the pupils for the commitment, enthusiasm and sheer hard work which they have successfully demonstrated in the recent SQA exams.
“We are delighted to note the increasing number of award winners which clearly reflects on the quality of learning and teaching taking place in our schools.
“On your behalf I want to acknowledge the endeavours of your families, and all teaching and non teaching staff who support, enthuse, motivate and challenge you on a daily basis.
“To secure eight 1’s at standard grade or five A grade Highers is up there with the very best in the Scottish education system whether in the private, independent or public schools. You should be very proud of yourselves – we are very proud of you.”
Pupils who achieved eight 1’s included Niamh Allison, Abronhill High; Stuart Boyce, Kirsten A Grier and Aimee Hunter, Cumbernauld High; Charlotte Blair, Sophie Kim, Brian Kinlan, Jennifer Lawrie, Cameron McFarlane, Megan McFarlane, Rebecca McKinlay and Dinnesh Rajasegaran, Greenfaulds High; Gordon Airlie, Erika Allen, Laura Black, Scott John Dickson, Jennifer Goodwin, Lauren McArthur and Kimberley Phillips, Kilsyth Academy; Nicola Docherty, Antonio Exposito, Rhianna Leonard, Louise MacDougall, Sarah Marsh, Sarah McGowan, Sophie McLaren, Laura M Murphy, Clare O’Toole and Taylor Townsley, OLHS; Rachel Cannon, Katie Davie, Antonia Dick, Sophie Downs, David Hewitt, Hannah Houston, Niamh C. McGeechan and Jack McGirr, St Maurice’s High.
Pupils who achieved five A’s included Caitlin Reid and Chelsea Tominey, Cumbernauld High; David S Kirkwood, Ken Li, Jack Provan, Craig Simon and Kishmitaa Rajasegaran, Greenfaulds High; Callum Dickson, Amy C Dodds, Meghan Oliver and Jack Thomson, Kilsyth Academy; Nicole Callander, Rhianne Carroll, Christopher Coyle, Gemma Haggerty, Andrew Lofnes, Matthew J Noble and Megan Quinn, OLHS; Nicole Egan, Julie Henery, Rebecca Hughes and Irene McAuley, St Maurice’s High.
For more pictures, see this week’s Cumbernauld News or Kilsyth Chronicle dated Wednesday, November 27.