School Candidate of the Year Award

Presented by Peter Dennis, Hodder Gibson

Erin McDermott, St Ambrose High School, Coatbridge

Maria McDermott, collecting award on behalf of Erin McDermott, St Ambrose High School, Coatbridge

Erin McDermott, a former pupil at St Ambrose High School in Coatbridge, has been awarded the School Candidate of the Year award at the SQA Star Awards 2016. Erin was recognised for her many achievements during her secondary education. Whilst being a diligent student, Erin also got involved in activities to support her fellow learners. Erin embraced the role of School Leader in her final year and helped raise financial awareness as head of the school’s Credit Union. Her achievements have led to a well-deserved place at Duke University in North Carolina, USA.

Highly Commended - Leigh Verdot on behalf of Gregor Downie, Oaklands School

Highly Commended - Leigh Verdot collecting award on behalf of Gregor Downie, Oaklands School, Edinburgh

Highly Commended - Elise Prentice, Smithycroft Secondary School

Highly Commended - Elise Prentice, Smithycroft Secondary School, Glasgow