Former student offers inspiration

Ruth Harris speaks to Year 6 students.

Former George Town Primary School student Ruth Harris paid an inspiring visit to the Year 6 class at her former school on Thursday, June 30. Ruth offered the class some well-received and practical tips on how to navigate their way through the complexities of high school, covering topics such as bullying, and leaving the students feeling inspired.

At age 14, Ruth just graduated with a record cumulative GPA of 4.26 from St. Ignatius Catholic High School, and plans to continue at St. Ignatius to pursue A Levels in physics, chemistry, mathematics and music. The only Honour student in the 2016 class to graduate with distinction, she received 11 awards. Miss Harris was also recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as Student of the Year, received The Ernst & Young Achievement Award for Academic Excellence, the Dart Award for Excellence in STEM and the Lloyd Barker Pursuit of Excellence Award.

In addition, she has been a member of many bands as well as the choir, and took joint second place in the 2016 Young Musician of the Year competition.