Deserved rewards for great students
BIGGENDEN State School Year 7-10 students attended the 55th annual awards night in the Memorial Hall where James McAskill was named dux and Christopher Gibbs sportsperson of the year.
It was a night to celebrate the achievements of students both academically and on the sporting field.
The student council reports were given by Vanessa McIntyre and the school leaders report by Anthony Wrightson and Teagan McDonald. Principal Helen Foulger highlighted the school’s improvement in NAPLAN testing.
She said allYear 7 students had placed above the national minimum standard in mathematics.
A certificate of appreciation was presented to Glen Chapman, of Biggenden Engineering, for assistance with the trade centre.
Councillor Lofty Wendt presented the sporting awards and told students “even at my age, if you don’t learn something new each day then it’s a total waste of a day”.
Mayor Don Waugh said he was impressed with the teachers, parents and students at the school.
“My idea of the school is the strength of the community,” CrWaugh said.
School leaders for 2013 were announced with senior leaders Vanessa McIntyre and Casey Taylor, junior leader David Geissler, Milo captains Claudia Wykamp and Nicholas Bowery and Ajax captains Vanessa McIntyre and David Geissler.
MAJORAWARDS: Biggenden State School awards night winners included (back, from left) Casey Taylor (Outdoor Adventure Award), Teagan McDonald (ADF Long Tan Leadership Teamwork Award), Jacinta Griffin (Aaron Aberdein Team Participation), Dean Goodall and Jessica Hardy (AllanWeatherston School Pride Award), (front, from left) James McAskill (school dux and North Burnett Regional Council Citizenship award) and Brady Ferris (Biggenden Engineering Trade Award).