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Lord Provost McManus Young Citizen of the Year

Rachel Beattie, Menzieshill High School Head Girl wins prestigious city award

The Lord McManus Young Citizen of the Year 2014



Awarded to Rachel Beattie Head Girl at Menzieshill High School, pictured with Miss Gray after the presentation. Rachel took on the responsibility of head girl this year, a duty which she performs confidently with a determination to always give of her best and is a role model to others.  Rachel’s legacy to Menzieshill High School is the formation of a Senior School Prefect Council which she has formed and chairs with quiet assertiveness.  She has made an outstanding contribution to both music and sports within the school and local community.  She coaches the junior basketball club in school and is a Sports Ambassador where she supports and coaches young people from across the City.  Rachel is a talented musician who shares her gifts by tutoring the junior string orchestra for Dundee.  She has played at many functions representing the City both locally and nationally including performing at the Lord Provost’s Ball, the Aberfeldy Mod and has been a founding member of The Braes of Menzies Ceilidh Band which plays at and supports school and community functions.  Rachel has for many years volunteered at Rainbows and Brownies, been involved in fundraising for the Rotary and has gained her instructor’s certificate for Heart Start.  When asked about a special time during S6 Rachel said that she would treasure the opportunities afforded to her in her Head Girl role and in particular has felt rewarded by seeing how the younger pupils have developed and grown throughout the year.  Rachel is heading off to St Andrews University to study History and International Relations.