Mackinnons Solicitors has, for many years, enjoyed strong relations with the Cults community and, as part of those relations, forged strong links with Cults Academy.
Over the years, many academy pupils have offered their services to the charity fundraising events undertaken by Mackinnons.
A Mackinnons spokeswoman said: “Without exception, these young adults have proved to be willing, polite, articulate, genuine people with an obvious desire to make a difference.”
With this in mind, the partners of Mackinnons made a conscious decision to recognise these attributes in young people and make an annual award to an individual, nominated by their peers, as being an outstanding member of the community.
This year’s Mackinnons Award has been presented to S6 Cults Academy pupil, Breige Yorston.
Breige was selected as a result of the fundraising work she has done in her final year at school in support of cancer support.
Cults Academy deputy headteacher, Brian Angus, said: “Breige, during her sixth year at school, organised a number of events for her fellow pupils to raise money for cancer research.
“As a younger pupil, Breige had to wear a back brace due to a congenital spine condition. This must have been difficult for her but throughout, she has been very positive, cheery and with an excellent attitude.”
The presentation, which took place at the academy recently, was attended by Breige’s parents, a number of teachers, friends and fellow pupils.
She is due to leave school in the next two weeks and, after the summer, plans to study geology at Aberdeen University.