Community and prizes handed out at Tarbert
The word ‘community’ cropped up a number of times in speeches at Tarbert Academy’s annual prizegiving ceremony.
Head teacher Neil McKnight congratulated pupils on their achievements during the academic year, saying that he was ‘delighted and proud to be head teacher at such a fantastic school’.
He paid tribute to the strength of community in Tarbert, of which the school is an integral part, and which has been so apparent over the school year.
On the hottest day of the year to that point, Tarbert Academy games hall was packed with family and friends, who enjoyed a number of entertaining presentations on the various term-time school activities.
The awards at the ceremony, held as the school term ended on June 28, were presented by special guest Barbara Bell.
List of prizes: School prize for administration: Finn Scott; School prize for art and design: Caitie Wilkieson; JB Dickie prize for chemistry: Cara Gorman; Daphne Paterson prize for English (primary): Sophie Dennis; Daphne Paterson prize for English: Shanon MacDonald and Neil MacFarlane; Rotary Club prize for National 5 English: Arabella Williams; James Q Smith prize for English (Sec 1): Verity Megginson; Miss Margery Irving prize for French: Isaac Stanesby; School prize for geography: Jodie Henderson; Colin C Blair prize for history: Shanon MacDonald; JB Dickie prize for mathematics: Shanon MacDonald; MacKay prize for National 5 mathematics: Finn Beagan; Rotary prize for s2 mathematics: Danielle Blair; JB Dickie prize for physics: Emma Clark; JB Dickie prize for physical education: Finn Scott; School prize for health and food technology: Cerys Baird; School prize for practical woodworking: Bryce Harvey; School prize for graphic communication: Caitie Wilkieson; Rotary Club prize for primary maths: John McTaggart; Tarbert Gaelic Choir War Memorial award: Chloe Twynham; School prize for biology: Cara Gorman; Head Teacher’s award for service to the school: Shauna Brown; School prize for drama: Caitie Wilkieson; Marr Wilkie award: Jack Bastow; Mary Seddall Bruce-Lockhart award for service to others: Chloe Twynham; House shield: Garval; Primary Dux: Sophie Dennis/John Mctaggart; Senior Dux: Shanon MacDonald; School Captain: Chloe Twynham; Vicecaptain: Jodie Henderson.
Senior Dux Shanon MacDonald.