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Denny High School dux winner Amber gives a great account

Denny High School rector Stephen Miller with 2014 dux Amber McCallum. Picture: Michael Gillen

Denny High School rector Stephen Miller with 2014 dux Amber McCallum. Picture: Michael Gillen

 

Talented Amber McCallum is confident that the numbers will add up when she receives her exam results next month.

The 16-year-old is the winner of this year’s Denny High dux medal and hopes to pursue a career in accountancy when she leaves school.

Amber, who will enter S6 after the summer holidays, sat Higher exams in maths, English, accounting, business management and French.

The modest pupil from Bonnybridge said she was “very surprised” to be named dux but admitted that she had studied “particularly hard” for her accounting exam - a subject she achieved a 100 per cent pass in her preliminary exam earlier this year.

“I didn’t know what to say when I was told I had won,” she said.

“I knew I was in competition with a few other people in my year.”

Amber, who is originally from Camelon and attended Easter Carmuirs Primary, has held ambitions to become an accountant since she entered second year. She now plans to sit Advanced Highers in maths and statistics, modern studies and administration in sixth year to help her prepare for university.

“I just like working with numbers,” she said.

“When I was first introduced to the subject I found I really enjoyed it.”

Her proud parents Karen Thomson and William McCallum attended the school award’s night to see her presented with her award.

“I’d like to thank my teachers and my parents for all their support,” she added.

 

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