Academic Excellence Award

Presented by Christine Pollock CBE, Skills Development Scotland

Lee Suddaby, Queen Anne High School, with award
Lee Suddaby, Queen Anne High School, Dunfermline

Lee Suddaby is the winner of the Academic Excellence Award at the SQA Star Awards 2019.

Throughout his time at Queen Anne High School, Lee achieved many awards for academic excellence, including the highest national mark for N5 Chemistry and the highest marks for Higher Maths and Computing Science in Scotland.

He developed strong and lasting relationships with staff and peers alike and is a well-mannered, hardworking and respected individual. As well as his admirable work ethic and academic ability,

Lee is one of the top junior air rifle target shooters in Scotland. He is part of the Scottish squad and has recently taken up the Small-bore Shooting discipline and is now reading mathematics at the University of Edinburgh.


Anushka Irodi, St George's School for Girls, with award
Highly Commended, Anushka Irodi, St George's School for Girls, Edinburgh


Heather Rowland, Bearsden Academy, with award
Highly Commended, Heather Rowland, Bearsden Academy, East Dunbartonshire