School Candidate of the Year

Craig Nicolson lifted the acclaimed Pride o’ Worth Award after being named Scottish School Candidate of the Year at the annual Scottish Qualifications Authority Star Awards.

Craig impressed the judges with his dedication to the Scottish Baccalaureate in Science he undertook in his final year at school.

Craig’s project focussed on the practical uses of particle accelerators and their medical applications.  As a result, Craig’s attention was drawn to Switzerland and CERN, home of the large hadron collider.  Craig self-financed a trip to the facility to interview a number of scientists about their research and how their findings are influencing scientific discoveries across a number of areas.

In a highly competitive category Ryan Clark from Bellshill Academy, North Lanarkshire, Kaleem Shaikh from Uddingston Grammar School, South Lanarkshire and Sean Gabillard from the Enhanced Vocational Inclusion Programme in Glasgow were all highly commended.

Winner: Craig Nicolson, Anderson High School, Lerwick

School Candidate Craig Nicolson with Janet Brown

School Candidate of the Year Craig Nicolson with Janet Brown

Highly Commended

Highly Commended: Ryan Clark, Bellshill Academy, North Lanarkshire

Ryan Clark

Highly Commended: Kaleem Shaikh, Uddingston Grammar School, South Lanarkshire

Kaleem Shaikh

Highly Commended: Sean Gabillard, Enhanced Vocational Inclusion Programme, Glasgow

Sean Gabillard