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Student all-rounder receives two awards

Congratulations to Pattarintorn (Emmy) Jusakul who has been recognised with two Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards following the recent Cambridge International exams.

Emmy, an international student from Thailand, received a High Achievement award for Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language (Speaking Endorsement).

She also gained a Top in Country award in Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies for achieving the highest mark in New Zealand.

Alongside her outstanding academic results, Emmy is a member of the 2018 student council; is undertaking her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award; volunteered at the school’s inaugural charity gala; and – her highlight – played violin in the orchestra for the school production of Wizard of Oz.

She is also hoping to organise an international day at ACG Strathallan this year to unite students from different backgrounds and help them to learn about each other’s cultures, language, music and food.

Emmy’s Business Studies teacher David Sefton said that Emmy was a grounded student and a good leader. Because English is her second language she has had to work much harder than the average student, he said.

“I have great admiration for her. She has a genuine love of learning and is highly committed to being the best student she can be. She sets herself very high standards, is always curious and is always asking questions looking for small ways to improve. It’s rare to come across a student so committed.”