Outstanding Peterhead student honoured at NESCol awards ceremony

Justin receives his award from Rick Macleod and NESCol Principal Liz McIntyre.
Justin receives his award from Rick Macleod and NESCol Principal Liz McIntyre.

A student from Peterhead has been presented with an award at a formal ceremony held recently at North East Scotland College.

Justin Youngson (16), who has been studying Introduction to Construction Crafts SCQF Level 4 at the College, received a Student Achievement Award for demonstrating outstanding commitment and dedication throughout his course.

Since Justin joined College straight from school, lecturers have noted that his self-awareness and maturity have grown despite his young age. His timekeeping is excellent, he participates well in class and his work is of a very high standard.

He takes a very keen interest in all his subjects and is a pleasant, well behaved student who is helpful towards staff and to his peers in his role as class rep. In addition to all of this, Justin supports his mum, a wheelchair user who is also a full-time college student, in her day-to-day routines at college and is often seen on site during his study days to give her a helping hand.

The Student Excellence Awards ceremony saw twenty-one students from across the College presented with awards byRick Macleod, Client Manager Scotland from ceremony sponsor Ede & Ravenscroft; Graham and Christian Mills; Michael Head and Dennis Scott from Aberdeen History Society and Colin McAllister, Trustee of Grampian Motor Training Trust (GMTT).