Dollar's Prize Pupils
Dollar Academy's prize giving rounded off the school year smoothly.
On Thursday (28 June) an audience of around 800 pupils, parents, staff, Governors and invited guests were entertained with a beautiful musical introduction from Colette Crawford, Lizzie McGhee and Catherine Shedden, who sang William Blake's 'The Lamb' to a new setting by Bob Chilcott and accompanied by Lewis Macdonald on the piano.
This was followed by the chairman's remarks and rector's report on what has been a very successful year at the school.
Over the last 12 months the pupils at Dollar have celebrated record-breaking exam results, along with victories and commendations on the sports field, and in the music hall, as well as in various other extra-curricular and academic competitions.
Dollar Academy continues to be recognised as one of the best independent schools in Scotland, with high demand for both day and boarding places
The principal guest speaker at the event was Sir Brian Souter, chief executive and chairman of Stagecoach Group plc, who delivered an entertaining and very memorable address to the audience, providing inspiration to pupils with a description of how he built one of Scotland's most successful businesses.
Sir Brian then presented medals and prizes to over 150 pupils. These ranged from awards for general excellence, to subject prizes and sports cups. A new prize was awarded for the best Scottish Baccalaureate project.
Travel scholarships were presented to a total of 13 pupils to help fund summer projects and 16 pupils on their completion of the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award. The Kennedy Medal, awarded to the top academic pupil in Form V, went to Maria Tatulea-Codrean and the Milne Medal, for the top academic pupil in Form VI, was jointly awarded to Ruth Cameron and Calum Worsley.
The proceedings finished with a very touching speech and vote of thanks by Head Boy, Robert Reid, and a presentation to Sir Brian Souter from Head Girl, Joanne Brown.
The prize giving was followed by a buffet reception for parents, staff and leavers, as they prepare for the next stage in their lives.
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