Claire Bryan is the 2014 winner of Carrick Academy’s Jean Falconer Award.
In the six years Claire has been at Carrick Academy, she has always shown herself to be an outstanding student with unrivalled levels of commitment, diligence and industriousness.
Concentrating on her studies has not prevented Claire from participating in school life. After a rigorous selection process, Claire was chosen as House Captain in S5 and was this year’s School Captain, a role she has undertaken with great enthusiasm and passion.
She represents the school as a member of Maybole Community Council and is an enthusiastic member of the School’s Pupil Council fulfilling a wide range of responsibilities. For the last two years, Claire has also been a very active member of the Pupil Social Committee, organising and running school discos and charity events.
She remains heavily involved in the Physics department, helping out at Science events and Primary school challenge days. Last session, she received various subject specific excellence awards, the school’s citizenship award and her second senior prize for Art.
For the last two years, Claire has been involved in raising funds for the Vine Trust and in June 2013, along with another six pupils from Carrick, visited Peru for three weeks to raise awareness of the plight of street children. She was involved in maintaining buildings, landscaping the surrounding area and helped to educate the pupils. She continues to support the Trust and has delivered presentations to youth groups, women’s guild meetings and church groups. This shows Claire’s level of commitment and dedication to the Trust and has further developed her confidence and leadership qualities. This year the school has also nominated Claire for a South Ayrshire Youth Forum award for Community Involvement.
Outside of school, Claire is actively involved in her local Girl Guides as a Young Leader. This year she is working towards achieving the highest award in Guiding; the Queen’s Guide Award which involves her undertaking a variety of projects in a Leadership capacity. Claire has a part time job in her family’s audio engineering business, running the Facebook and Twitter sites and taking a more hands on role during holiday times and larger events.
Claire is a committed and driven young woman. She is extremely hardworking and a very reliable young woman