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Elgin Academy Head Teacher praises 'incredible' pupils at awards ceremony


By Abbie Duncan

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ELGIN Academy pupils have been recognised for their hard work at the school's awards ceremony.

S5 Dux Louise Orr with Head Teacher Kyle Scott. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
S5 Dux Louise Orr with Head Teacher Kyle Scott. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

Pupils from S1 to S6 received recognition for their achievements, with the school's S5 and S6 Dux awards going to Louise Orr and Fraser Whitecross respectively.

Attainment Awards were also issued to the top performing pupils in each subject for each year.

Speaking at the ceremony, the school's Head Teacher Kyle Scott said: "At Elgin Academy, our vision is that Together Everyone Achieves More and I believe this vision has been tested more over the past two years than ever before.

"As we reflect back over 2021-22, it has been another incredible and jam packed year at EA with so much happening, even in the midst of Covid. Our young people blow me away every day with their energy and desire to be involved in everything.

Award Winners from S1 to S5 were celebrated at the school's prize giving. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Award Winners from S1 to S5 were celebrated at the school's prize giving. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

"I think it is fair to say that these incredible young people in front of us today have faced more adversity over the last few years than any of us could have ever imagined or hoped. However, I am incredibly proud to stand in front of you all today and recognise the strength they have gained and the amazing individuals they have become in the face of this adversity.

"It is an incredibly proud moment for me and our school, to work with them every day is a privilege."

Special Awards in Full

Junior Pupils:

William Gillan Award is a Citizenship Award issued to pupils in the junior school with emphasis on commitment to self-improvement and services to others. This years winners were - Ruaridh McArthur, Leon Miller, Jay Pybus, Finlay Ross and Lewis Simpson.

Gail Rodwell Award - Isabella Turner

S3 Keiran McKandie Award - Tom Porter

Senior Pupils:

The Shiach Citizenship Awards are presented to senior pupils who have been nominated by staff for making a significant contribution to the life of the school. This years winners were - Amy Errington, Niamh Grant, Joshua Hanover, Chloe Moran, Lauren Robertson, Iona Smith

Ross MacDonald Award - Abigail Chapman

Helen MacDonald Award for English - Alice Wilson

Elizabeth Smith Award for English - Mia Fraser

Stuart Mcphail Award for Computing - Alexander McKendrick

Euan Brown Award: Joshua Austin

Grant Cook Award - Amy Errington

Jenkins Prize - Caitlin Hahn

History Award for Best Scholar - Lauren Robertson

Scott Baker Award for Modern Languages - Faith Ross

William Fordyce Award for Art and Design - Chelsea Watson

Helen Barr Cochrane Award for Music - Iona Smith

Grant Anderson Memorial Medal, incorporating the John E Sutherland Prize and The Glenmoray Award for the S5 Dux Award - Louise Orr

Edward of Sanquhar Award, incorporating the Alexander Knox Award for the S6 Dux Award - Fraser Whitecross


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