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Awards for Barrhead and St Luke’s students
A group of young people were honoured for outstanding achievements across a range of disciplines at an annual awards event.
Pupils from Barrhead High School and St Luke’s High School were recognised at East Renfrewshire Council by the Convener’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement.
Recognition was given for musical talents, sporting success, volunteering and dedicated community service, and these were just some of the categories which were awarded on the night.
Each winner, who is nominated for the award by teachers at their school, was presented with a certificate and trophy.
Elaine Green, who handed out the awards in her final duty as education convener before retiring as a councillor, said: “I never fail to be blown away by the fantastic achievements each and every one of the pupils nominated show.
“This awards event offers an opportunity to celebrate and recognise everything from representing your country at sport, to fabulous performing arts, and young people who have overcome adversity to display amazing independent living skills.
“The range of talent, dedication and hard work displayed by the pupils is unbelievable and they are a credit to their schools, teachers and parents – but most of all to themselves.”
Mhairi Shaw, director of education, said the council was committed to delivering opportunities for all pupils, and supports them to achieve and attain through excellent experiences.
She added: “Just hearing about the many achievements of this group of young people highlights that offering such well-rounded education experiences helps to develop confident young people ,who are ready to go on to contribute to their community and achieve in the next chapter of their lives after school.” The winners were as follows: Barrhead High: Ailidh Hamilton – Community Service, Grace Richardson – Community Service, Iain MacCuish – Sport, Eilidh Weatherston – Sport.
St Luke’s High: Adam Canning – Advocacy, Carmen Cassidy – Community Service, Megan McDonald – Creative, Jamie Stewart – Extra-curricular, Daniel Murphy – Extra-curricular, Michael McEvoy –Extra-curricular, Aidan Stevenson – Extra- curricular, Jordan Mitchell –Extra-curricular, Daniel Quinn – Independent Living Skills, Bernadette McShane – Sport.
Well done Bernadette McShane, Carmen Cassidy, Megan McDonald, Adam Canning, Aiden Stevenson and Daniel Quinn of St Luke’s High