Iain a‘worthy recipient’of Billy Hunter Award
Iain Gordon, an S3 pupil from Cathkin High School, has been awarded the Billy Hunter Award for 2017 from West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative Limited.
WWHC established the annual Billy Hunter Award to reward a local individual for outstanding endeavour and commitment to their education when facing adversity and was established in 2015 following the passing of Billy in August 2015.
Billy was a former chairperson of WWHC and a stalwart of the Housing Co-operative movement.
Iain received a glass plaque and £100 as a gift towards his future learning.
Susan Paton is a project officer from the WWHC.
She said:“We are delighted that we are able to keep Billy Hunter’s name alive by working with Cathkin High Schoo to provide this memorial award.
“We were joined by Billy’s cousin Dick Geater, who presented the award.
“Billy had a tremendous thirst for knowledge.
“There isn’t a more fitting tribute to him than recognising young people who have the same determination and drive that he had for learning at the same time overcoming anything that life throws at them.
“We are also delighted that this award to such a worthy recipient in Iain Gordon. After the ceremony we met with Iain and his very supportive family.
“Iain is a polite and mature young man and we can see how determined he is to succeed in life and, with his family at his side, I’m sure he will. Congratulations Iain!”
Delighted Iain Gordon receives the Billy Hunter Award for 2017