Donald goes for gold

Donald Hobson with his gold medal.
Donald Hobson with his gold medal.

WEBSTER’S High School pupil Donald Hobson has notched up a prize-winning performance worthy of any Olympic medal ceremony.

Now in his third year and studying for his Higher Maths grade, Donald emerged as one of only a handful from throughout Britain awarded a gold medal in the Junior Maths Olympiad.

Donald (14) - who has already gained his standard grade in maths at level 1 two years early - originally entered the Junior Maths Challenge organised by the UK Maths Trust.

He was among the top class entered into the competition which has a sections for junior, middle and senior, with Donald coming out among the top 25 per cent of entrants put forward.

Because Donald did so well and finished in the top 25 per cent of the entrants, he was put forward to a further competition.

From an initial entry of around 1200, Donald came out among the top 30 and won a gold medal.

He also received a certificate of distinction and a book to mark his achievement for being among the top 30 in the country.

Donald has also represented Webster’s High School as part of the prize-winning chemistry team which finished as the top Scottish school in a national competition held at Imperial College, London earlier this year.