MUNDUBBERA State Secondary students attended the school’s 50th annual awards night recently where Hannah Vicary was announced dux for 2012, and Daniel Gaston and Brittany Cross sportsman and woman of the year.
Principal Peter Townsend said three qualities made a great Australian teenager – courage, character and diligence.
He urged students to be true to themselves and not to sell themselves short.
The presentation of students’ awards was efficiently managed and speeches were interesting and concise.
Guest speaker Faye Whelan said students should “treat roadblocks as setbacks not the end of the road”.
P and C president Loris Does sel said the school’s tuck shop had received a five star rating and student council secretary Brittany Kugel outlined the council’s fundraising activities for the year.
She said she was particularly proud of the Shave for a Cure campaign.
“$1000 was raised for the Leukaemia Foundation when Phys Ed teacher Mr Ryan’s head was shaved,” Brittany said.
School captains Hannah Vicary and Carl Harvey presented the valedictory address.
And in a departure from tradition, school captains for 2013 were not announced.
Entertainment for the evening was provided by the school band and Year 9 student Tianna Crofts.
MUNDUBBERA ACHIEVERS: Mundubbera State Secondary School congratulates its top achievers for 2012. (Back, from left): Brittany Cross (sportswoman of the year), Daniel Gaston (sportsman of the year), Nathan McLennan (swimming), Jayden Starkey (Jena Boran encouragement award), (middle, fromleft) Hannah Vicary (dux), Douglas Kumar (Year 9 dux), Joshua Darlington (16 years athletics, cross-country and swimming), Carl Harvey (ADF Long Tan leadership and teamwork award and Jody Johnson memorial award for academic, cultural and sports), Demi Robinson (Year 7 dux), (front, fromleft) Brittany Kugel (citizenship award), Nicala Gardner (athletics and throwevents) and Misty Tucker (Year 8 dux). Absent: Tianna Crofts (appreciation of the arts and language).