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By the numbers: BHS ex-pupil wins award to study computing

Star pupil: Genievieve Lau, who has won a major scholarship to study computer science (Photograph supplied)

A star pupil has won a four-year scholarship and plans to study computer science in Canada.

Genevieve Lau, who studied at the Bermuda High School for Girls, was awarded this year’s Dudley and Deborah Butterfield Scholarship, worth more than $7,000 a year.

Genevieve, 18, who was also the school’s games captain, plans to study computer science at McGill University in Montreal.

She completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma with top scores in four Higher subjects including physics, maths, chemistry and political science.

She earlier achieved 11 IGCSEs with 8 A* grades.

Genevieve studied python coding in her own time in preparation for her chosen degree.

A spokeswoman for the scholarship said: “Miss Lau’s commitment to community service activities both locally and internationally is noteworthy.

“She has participated as debate leader and Round Square Conference representative for the Bermuda High School, mentored younger peers in debating, and brought attention to gender-based discrimination and relief efforts through public speech.”

The McGill Bermuda Scholarship Trust was established in Bermuda in 1989 and offers the Dudley and Deborah Butterfield Scholarship and the McGill Bermuda Graduates Scholarship in alternate years.

Each awards the winner C$9,000 a year for up to four years of study at McGill University.

For more information on the scholarships and to apply, visit www.mcgill.bm.

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Published August 24, 2021 at 7:51 am (Updated August 24, 2021 at 7:39 am)

By the numbers: BHS ex-pupil wins award to study computing

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