Awards night

Central and North Burnett Times - - SCHOOL NEWS -

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.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

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).

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