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Senior Prizegiving 2018

29 June 2018 | Tagged: Senior School

The 2018 Senior School Prizegiving took place on Thursday 28th June at Old Anniesland as the School celebrated the year's academic achievers.

The ceremony opened with a hymn and a prayer from Reverend Graeme Wilson, who was presiding over his first High School Prizegiving. At the other end of the scale, Chair of the Board of Governors, Mr Brian Adair, was attending his final Prizegiving as Chair, though we are sure we will see him at future ceremonies! He spoke about the events of the School year and the impressive £177,000 raised by this year's Annual Fund.

The Rector, Mr John O'Neill, shared with the audience the numerous highs of the past year before bidding farewell to staff leaving the Senior School this summer, including Head of Physics, Mr Arthur Baillie, and Dr Linda Nicholl, retiring after 28 and 33 years at the School respectively.

This year's Guest of Honour, former pupil, former parent and current Grandparent of the School, Mr Ian Docherty, then spoke of his time at Elmbank street, the importance of the history of the School and the crucial role that he and other former pupils played in the opening of the School at Anniesland 40 years ago.

The prizegiving ceremony followed on. As is tradition, School Captains, Eilidh Gilchrist and Adam Frizzell, announced the prizewinners for 2017/18 - You can view the full list of prize winners by clicking here.

The House Awards were as follows:

  • The Sanderson Trophy for Academic Success - Clyde House
  • The Angus Cameron Quaich for Games - Moore House
  • The Hagart Rosebowl for Extra-Curricular Achievement - Clyde House
  • The Inter-House Shield - Clyde House

This year's Vote of Thanks was delivered by Boys' Captain Adam Frizzell, before Reverand Wilson gave the Benediction and a rousing rendition of our School Song brought the ceremony to an end.

It is with a heavy heart that the School bids farewell to this year's leavers, the Class of 2018, who have been excellent representatives of the High School. We hope everyone else has an enjoyable summer break and look forward to welcoming pupils back to school for the 2018/2019 session on Tuesday 28th August.

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