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Shona Holmes - An Outstanding Geographer

Shona Holmes, who graduated from International School Basel in 2017, was recently awarded the Geography Level 1 Prize by the University of Glasgow for her "outstanding performance in the first year of the Geography degree" receiving the highest overall grade out of her class.

"The IB definitely prepared me well to approach university life in many aspects: essay writing, studying, and work ethic, for instance," Shona says. "However, I think the enthusiasm and passion of my teachers at ISB - particularly my geography teacher Mr. Bosman and my English teacher Mr. Bryant - are what has kept me inspired and curious to learn."

Shona continues to study Geography at the University of Glasgow and also holds the position of President of the Glasgow University Scottish Country Dance Club (GUSCDC), having taken part in international competitions.

Bravo Shona and congratulations!

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