An annual award, established to recognise the endeavour ethos of former pupil, Captain David Seath has announced its latest winner, Amy Stewart.
The Endeavour Award reflects the ethos demonstrated by Captain David Seath as an Officer of 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, including commitment, dedication, leadership and resilience.
“The establishment of the award was to encompass David’s qualities encapsulated in the testimonials and hundreds of messages and cards at the time of his tragic death as well as reinforce David’s leadership ethos to future generations.
“Amy is our fourth recipient of the Endeavour Award and, like Ciara O’Hara, Michael Doherty and John Fleming, I am confident she will build upon her positive experiences in secondary school to build a very bright, promising future.”
This year takes on added significance as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic and many pupils were considered, who demonstrated considerable resilience and determination to achieve desired grades and move on to positive destinations, such as further study.
This year’s winner, Amy Stewart, from Rosyth, was nominated having demonstrated the endeavour ethos by taking a leading role in fundraising as part of the school’s Rotary Interact Group as well as and commitment to her studies and progression to further study.
“During my time at St. Columba’s I always loved being a member of the Rotary Interact Group where we organised events raising money for local charities. In my final year at the school I became one of the leaders of the club and as a group we managed to arrange many different events for charities before the schools shut due to covid.
“When the school closed I felt worried about what was going to come next with exams and the leavers activities that we had planned. Of course none of those things went ahead which had been a damper on the end of my high school experience.
“However after receiving this award I felt much more fulfilled and confident in my role within the school and the wider community, and now I have progressed to Queen Margret University to become a primary school teacher, which has been a life long dream of mine.”