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Ardnamurchan High School held its annual Celebration of Success last week.
The event was well attended, with a great atmosphere. In his presentation, head teacher Christopher Millar-Craig made special mention of the tremendous wider achievement involvement of school’s young people and their positive contribution to sports and other events.
Mr Millar-Craig also highlighted past pupils’ successes and career journeys and their amazing range of careers and positive destinations.
Senior pupils Ben Gregg and Alastair Tait delivered a witty overview of the school year with all its trips, events and successes, and the evening was interspersed at various points with excellent music provided by Francis MacDonald on the Clarsach; the Gaelic Learners Folk Group performing Tillidh mi Dhachaidh; the S3 Music Class group performing Hysteria, and Rachel Bolton and Bethan White, who both performed their stunning Higher Music compositions.
In keeping with the school’s Gaelic ethos, the evening concluded with one of the school’s Film G creations, much to the delight of the audience.
Special award winners this year were German Embassy (Edinburgh)’s award for the school’s Best German student for the year – Eden Gordon.
Lochaber Housing Association Cup for Academic Achievement in 2017-18 – Kay Christian.
Overall School Nomination Winners (pupils with the most staff nominations under the four capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence) – Niamh MacLellan.
Rural Excellence Award – Fern MacGillivray.
‘Sgeulachd’ Award for Enterprise – Katie Emma Connolly.
Rotary Club of Lochaber Prize for Endeavour – Kay Christian.
Ewen Gillespie Memorial Trophy – Niamh MacLellan.
This year, the Iain Cameron Memorial Community Partnership Award went to the education project from the Three Lochs Book and Arts Festival and the award was presented by Louise Cameron to Mrs Debbie White and Ms Veronique Walraven on behalf of the team behind this project.
Mr Miller-Craig commented: ‘I am, delighted that the Three Lochs Book and Arts Festival was recognised for the amazing success of the education project and all those who led and delivered on this superb remembrance event.’
Some of the prizewinners, from left, Katie Emma Connolly. Niamh
MacLellan and Kay Christian.