“Celebrating Success” at the Junior Prize Giving

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“Celebrating Success” was the theme as The Wallace High School hosted their third annual Junior Prize Giving on Wednesday night. The event, sponsored by the hard working PTA, was a tremendous occasion as the large crowd enjoyed celebrating the curricular and extra curricular successes of pupils currently in Years 9 – 11.

Principal Mrs Deborah O’Hare addressed the pupils and guests and was full of praise for the achievements of all 160 prize winners. Dr Janet Gray MBE was the Guest of Honour, having previously been the Principal Guest at the Sports Awards Ceremony.
She thoroughly enjoyed the evening: “It has been a real honour and pleasure to share this very special occasion of celebration with the students of Wallace High School. It was lovely to hear about the achievements of so many young people.”

Prizes totalling £1500 were generously donated by the PTA for categories in Effort, Improvement, Subject Prizes and Outstanding Academic Achievement. Commenting on this Mrs Julie Dumigan, Vice Chairperson of the PTA said “The PTA are delighted to once again be sponsoring such an important event for our young people. It makes us very proud to see so many students being rewarded for academic excellence and outstanding effort.”

Emily Cairns (Year 9) and Aimee McMurray (Year 10) received trophies for Overall Outstanding Achievement in their respective year groups whilst Katie Lockhart (Year 11) received the Alastair McWilliams Trophy for Overall Outstanding Academic Achievement in her year group. This trophy was presented by the McWilliams family in memory of their son who died tragically in 1994 whilst still a pupil in Wallace.

Principal Deborah O’Hare was understandably delighted and proud of the successes of all prize winners. “The Junior Prize Evening is a very important part of our school calendar as we join together to celebrate success in the extra curricular and curricular sides of life at Wallace. Their participation and enthusiasm for all aspects of school life is refreshing and it is only fitting that we celebrate potential in the junior school as the many successes of our GCSE and A’ Level students in our separate Senior Prize Day on 28 October.”

Last modified: October 6, 2011