Senior Awards Ceremony
On the evening of Thursday 10th September we held our annual Senior Awards Ceremony to celebrate some of the many achievements of our senior pupils last session. Before the ceremony began the S5 Hospitality Team provided a lovely buffet in the library for staff and invited guests.
During the evening pupils from last session’s S4, 5 and 6 were acknowledged for their achievements in a number of areas – academic, sport, arts and culture and endeavour. It was especially nice to have some of last session’s S6 pupils return for the evening and it was lovely to hear their stories of the various destinations they have moved on to since leaving us.
The awards were presented by Mr Alan Mitchinson who retired from the Biology department at the summer break and also Mr Ken Gray who is the school’s substantive Education Support Manager. Mr Gray has been on secondment within Renfrewshire Council for several years but now having taken up a permanent post he is leaving the staff of PMHS permanently.
In addition to certificates there were also a number of trophies presented. One of these trophies is presented annually to the school Dux. The winner of this trophy is kept a close secret, even from the recipient, until the ceremony. It was very difficult to determine the recipient this year due to the eight pupils who achieved 5 As in their Highers all attaining at a very high and similar level. Following close scrutiny of component marks of all awards the Dux was announced as Kim Crane. As well as receiving this trophy and recognition, Kim’s name will be added to the Dux board within the street area of the school. Congratulations Kim on this fantastic achievement!
During the evening in addition to the presentation of the awards we were entertained by various musical items and also heard speeches from pupils about key events from last session.