Thousands of senior school pupils across Aberdeenshire received their exam results last Tuesday.
This year’s figures show a 5% increase in S6 pupils in the area leaving school with five or more Highers.
Ellon Academy pupil Megan Roger was “completely over the moon” as she achieved five straight Higher A grades in English, French, Biology, Accounting and History.
She would like to go to university next year to study either Law or Accounting.
Another Ellon Academy pupil, Kerry Smith, achieved three Advanced Higher A grades for Biology, Chemistry and Geography.
Kerry, who lives in Collieston, will carry on her education at Cambridge University in October where she will study Natural Sciences.
Speaking to the Times, Kerry said: “I am really happy with my results, I was nervous before I sat them as I needed three As to get into university.”
Kerry’s older sister Jessie is currently studying Engineering at Cambridge University.
Meanwhile Inverurie siblings Holly and Matthew Fossett, who are pupils at Robert Gordon’s College, also achieved straight A grades.
S4 pupil Holly gained eight A National 5 grades in Art and Design, Biology, English, French, Geography, Latin, Mathematics and Physics.
Her brother Matthew, who was in his final year at the school, achieved straight As in Advanced Higher Chemistry, Mathematics, Mathematics of Mechanics and Physics, and is now preparing to study Natural Sciences at Durham University.
Fellow Robert Gordon’s College pupil Carragh Rabbitte from Ellon is now preparing to study Medicine at Glasgow after achieving straight A grades in Advanced Higher Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and Higher Psychology.