The Curt Nicolin Award 2021 goes to Savannah and Celina
29 September 2021
Two of our recent graduates, Savannah Morris and Celina Norrman, have received The Curt Nicolin Academic Achievement Award. The award recognizes the academic achievements of students on the IB Diploma Programme at SSHL.
Savannah and Celinas’ extraordinary achievement of 44 points was the highest score at SSHL last academic year and this puts them in the top 4% of all IB Diploma students worldwide in the May 2021 examinations.
What has happened in your life since you graduated in May this year?
Celina: I received my Swedish driver’s license in August and I am currently studying Aerospace Engineering at the University of Technology Delft in the Netherlands. Being able to study something I am deeply interested in, I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity for my higher education.
How do you feel about receiving the Curt Nicolin Award?
Celina: I am incredibly grateful, and I believe it will help me significantly in the financial aspect of my future studies. While I was already proud of my IB result, this award has made it feel like an even greater achievement.
What made you this successful in your studies?
Savannah: I think it was my ability to balance my social life, studying and sleep. I didn’t stress on school as much as others in the IB which I think helped.
Do you have a message to students studying IB Diploma at SSHL today?
Savannah: Read more! Read for fun – it will 100% help you. Also, pay as much attention in class as possible – you will learn way more in class than trying to study and learn by yourself. Also, make sure to have fun these two years!
Celina: It is always possible to split up your work in a way that will make it easier to understand and absorb. View your assignments as smaller tasks and complete them one by one, as opposed to being overwhelmed by the magnitudes of their entireties.
We wish Savannah and Celina the best of luck in their future studies!
The Curt Nicolin award recognises students who reach 40 points or more. Beyond the recognition, all recipients are awarded a prize sum of SEK 10,000 while the student who rises to the top to achieve the highest overall score at SSHL over 40 points receives an additional award sum of SEK 40,000.
Every year on Scholarship prize Day, we also recognise a large number of students with several other scholarships, awards and prizes.