Academic Excellence Award
presented by Karen Murray, Skills Development Scotland
Baran and Umut Karakus, St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Glasgow
Twin brothers Umut and Baran Karakus, jointly lifted the Academic Excellence Award after receiving identical results across the 20 Highers and Advanced Highers they achieved in their fifth year at the city’s St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School. The brothers are now on a gap-year placement with Scottish Power, taking a time out before proceeding with applications to Ivy League universities in the US.