Stenhousemuir teenager is in Young Scot finals

A Stenhousemuir teenager has been named a finalist in annual awrds which recognise the spirit, dedication and determination of Scotland’s young people.

By Jill Buchanan
Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 4:45 pm

Cameron Wilson (17) is one of three shortlisted in the Excellence in Education category of the Young Scot Awards 2020.

All nominees in the 13 categories reflect extraordinary young people aged 11-26 who improve the lives of people in their community.

Cameron has been recognised for his education achievements despite fighting back from ill health.

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Cameron Wilson

He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma shortly before his 11th birthday.

For the next five years he underwent treatment but his school work never suffered and last year at the end of S5 he passed five Highers all at Grade A.

Cameron was one of a group of Larbert High pupils invited to meet Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney at Forth Valley College’s Stirling campus on the day the SQA results were revealed.

He said he was “chuffed” with his grades and at that time considering a career in pharmacy.

All the Young Scot finaliss will attend a red-carpet ceremony at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on September. The winners will be announced at the star-studded event, which will be hosted by Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney.

Now in its fourteenth year, the awards highlight the achievements of young people across Scotland. Winners will join a prestigious rollcall including actors such as Karen Gillan and Martin Compston, alongside world-class athletes including Sir Andy Murray and Olympian Laura Muir.

Louise Macdonald OBE, chief executive of Young Scot, said: “We’ve heard so many inspiring stories about 
incredible young people across Scotland doing outstanding things for their 
communities.

“Cameron Wilson from Stenhousemuir has gone above and beyond. He will be celebrating at home today and we’ll celebrate with him in person at the Young Scot Awards in September.”