Time of change for Year 7 group
MONTO State School held its speech night at the Shire Hall in front of about 100 students, staff and parents.
A highlight was the farewell to the Year 7 group, who marked the end of their primary school days.
There were many prize recipients but two of highest significance were the Academic Excellence award, which went to Teala Larsen, and the Rotary All-Round award, which was given to Emily Salisbury.
The two girls were also the recipients of the mathematics and science prizes, respectively.
Teala said she was excited to win the awards and admitted to holding mixed feelings about going into high school next year.
“I was really excited and surprised to receive the Academic Excellence award. It was one of my goals for the year and maths is my favourite subject,” she said.
“Looking towards high school next year, I am a little bit nervous but I am sure it will be good.”
Principal Laurel Bowkett was proud to reflect on a busy and successful year for her school. She said it was good to recognise the high achievers but all children deserved praise for making progress in their learning.
STAR PERFORMERS: Teala Larsen and Emily Salisbury are winners of Monto State School's Academic Excellence and Rotary All-Round awards, respectively for 2012.