Airdrie pupil receives national award for Geography

Congratulations to Louis Rossi of St Margaret's HS on achieving one of the highest marks in Scotland in the SQA Higher Geography 2018 exam

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Louis (S6) was one of four pupils who were acknowledged by the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers (SAGT) for the highest achieving candidates in SQA Higher and Advanced Higher Geography examinations.

He said: "I had hoped to do well in the exam as it's one of my favourite subjects but I never really expected to win this national award.

"My family and I were invited to a special ceremony held at the headquarters of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) in Perth; Dr Charles Warren, the Honorary President of SAGT and University lecturer at the University of St Andrews, presented the four of us with a card, voucher and an atlas which was donated by Harper Collins.

"After the ceremony, Mike Robinson Chief Executive of the RSGS gave us a tour of the society's collection, including their historic visitor books which include the signatures of names such as Roald Amundson, Sir Edmund Hilary, Neil Armstrong, Sir David Attenborough, Annie Lennox and Mary Robinson."

Louis is now hoping to study Maths at Glasgow University.

Cllr Jim Logue, Leader of North Lanarkshire Council, said: "Congratulations to Louis on his award from the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers at the prestigious headquarters of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society - it's an incredible achievement."

Stephen Snee Head Teacher of St Margaret's added: "Everyone at our school is extremely proud of his achievements and are delighted that his hard work and effort has been celebrated in this way."

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