Cathkin High seniors praised at annual awards ceremony
Cathkin High School recently held their annual senior awards ceremony.
Councillor Russell Clearie attended and praised the pupils for their efforts academically.
The Dux award was won by Zahra Enver who achieved an astonishing five A-grade Highers.
The Proxime Accessit was presented to Aneesa Sakandar.
The Citizenship Award was presented to the S6 leadership group consisting of Tiffany Whitton, Robyn Munn, Jordan McCabe, Charlie McLeod and Cameron Breen for their fantastic input to school activities.
Iain Robb was the winner of the Arthur Quaich in recognition of his achievements in the sciences. This award was kindly donated by a previous head teacher at Cathkin High School.
The Scott Fagan award is presented every year in memory of a previous pupil at Cathkin High School and the winner is a pupil who has overcome adversity in their school years.
This year it was Callum Daziel who has battled through an illness with optimism and humour.
Linzi Cochrane was the successful winner of the Hazel Archibald Creative and Aesthetic Award for her fantastic achievements in dance.
The John Livingstone award – in memory of another previous head teacher at Cathkin High – is presented annually to a pupil who will benefit from support in their next step at college or university. This year’s recipient was Alexander Reid.
The Community award was won by four girls – Amy Hobbs, Emma Priestley, Elizabeth Cochrane and Shania Bryson – who won REACH Autism £3000 through their Youth Philanthropy Initiative in fourth year.
The girls have, in their own time, helped out at the charity and have shown the community how positive and hard working Cathkin High School pupils are.
Mrs McNair, the school’s head teacher shared her advice on future success and she used the following Mike Zimmerman quote:
“Successful people have one common trait, it’s an utter lack of cynicism. The world owes them nothing.”
She added: “I know that Cathkin High Pupils will continue to be successful because they are driven , they are most certainly talented and they will take control of their destiny with a positive can do attitude.”