Over £8000 in prize money is up for grabs.
Inverness-born forensic anthropologist Dame Sue Black also received an honorary doctorate at the ceremony.
The boxes were collected last week and are on their way to Eastern Europe.
“The Flowers of the Forest” lament was played by piper and P1-4 teacher, Carol-Anne Farquhar.
Urgent work had to be taken at both Charleston and Nairn academies to make them safe due to RAAC.
All school strikes planned by the union UNISON have been suspended for members to consider an improved pay offer for local government workers.
Esther Spratt of Strathy came second in the P4-5 learners solo singing section at the Royal National Mod.
Children in the far north will be given an insight into the careers of the future in the region after a new tie-up between industry and academia.
Pupils have designed a road safety banner to put on their school gates.
Dornoch Academy's new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) has been designed and financed in partnership with Royal Dornoch Golf Club.
Hundreds of schools are expected to benefit from the Highland Council and BT signing a new multi-year network services agreement
Zara Macdonald spent two weeks working at golf courses near Hanover.