We are delighted to announce that the Ullapool High School Senior Dux for 2016 is Sean Osborne of S6.  A worthy winner, not only did Sean obtain excellent results in this year’s SQA exam diet but, throughout his time in High School, has shown himself to be an outstanding student across all areas of the curriculum.  He is also a supportive and popular individual among his fellow pupils and it was a pleasure to recognise his achievements.  As well as receiving the Senior Dux trophy, Sean is also the first recipient of The Rev. John H. B. Macphail Award, donated by Wm. Alasdair B. Macphail of Achiltibuie, which provides an additional gift of £50 to the winner of the Senior Dux.


Overall Ullapool High School students have, in recent years, performed very well each year in the SQA exam diet and it has long been felt that a way should be found to celebrate more of these fine achievements.  Last year, 4 students attained at least 5 Highers at grade A and so, to acknowledge this, the school decided to introduce the Proxime Accessit Award– a long-established educational tradition which rewards those who have excelled academically and are Runners Up.  Step forward Eilidh Anderson, Helen Ross and Elena Whittle, our worthy winners for 2016 who each received a certificate and a cash gift of £30 at the presentation just before the end of last term.