Scholarship tees up fine future for Fraser

Fraser hopes to combine future qualifications with his love of golf. Pic: Steve Brown
Fraser hopes to combine future qualifications with his love of golf. Pic: Steve Brown
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The academic achievements of a Glenrothes teenager have this week been recognised with the awarding of a prestigious scholarship.

Auchmuty High School pupil Fraser McDonald (17) from Finglassie has been confirmed as this year’s recipient of the Silverline Memorial Scholarship.

He’s an ideal role model for younger pupils

Alan Pithie, Auchmuty HS

The star pupil, who last year achieved three A grades in his highers will now receive around £1500 per year for the duration of his university placement.

As long as he gets the required grades in his forthcoming exams, Fraser is set to head to Edinburgh with the aim of studying for a business management degree.

“It was fantastic just to get put forward by the school, but being told I had been awarded the scholarship was a complete surprise,” Frazer told the Gazette.

Alan Pithie, head teacher at Auchmuty was quick to praise the teenager adding that as head boy Fraser had already been a fine ambassador for the school.

“He’s demonstrated what hard work can achieve and we’re delighted for him, he’s an ideal role model for younger pupils,” said Mr Pithie.

While Fraser said he’s leaving his options open for the future, he said he would like to be his own boss, hopefully combining his qualifications with that of his love for golf.

The 17-year-old is already one of Scotland’s youngest qualified golf coaches, and is based at Thornton Golf Club.

“It would be nice to have some sort of golf business, but I’ve some hard studying to do first,” added Fraser.