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Helmsdale student wins award


By Caroline McMorran

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A HARD-working Helmsdale student has won a significant academic award.

Thalia Adams, a BEng Electrical and Mechanical Engineering student at North Higland College UHI, was this year's recipient of the Roy E Godfrey Memorial Shield.

Thalia Adams.
Thalia Adams.

The award recognises significant dedication in an engineering discipline and is presented in memory of Roy Godfrey, a professional engineer and regional councillor, who always maintained 'nothing moves without engineers'.

Former Golspie High School pupil Thalia is the fifth recipient of the shield.

She joined the college in 2015 on the Get Ready for College course and has since achieved Nat 4, Nat 5, NC, HNC and HND in Engineering Systems, while travelling from Golspie each day.

Thalia will continue her studies this year.

More than 200 students from North Highland College UHI were recognised for their achievements in a very different manner this year.

A website was launched to replace the traditional ceremony, customarily celebrated with friends, family and fellow graduands at venues in Wick, Thurso or Dornoch.

It featured a video message from recently retired principal Donald MacBeath, along with recognition of students of the year and additional prize winners, a list of all graduates and a message from student union representative Tia Cannop.

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