Award goes to young ‘high achiever’
DALLARNIL State School Year 7 student Grace Sargent has been awarded the 2012 Eaton Giles Memorial Award.
She has been described as a wonderful role model for fellow students.
Her principal, Andrea Kelly, said everything Grace did was done with pride and to the best of her ability.
“She has always been very supportive of all school activities and participates in our fundraising activities,” she said.
“Grace is a high-achieving student in her class and tries her best in all she undertakes.
“She is a supportive, friendly and caring student who always gives her best.
“Her work is always beautifully presented.
“Her focus is a credit to her and she will succeed in all she does, simply because she does not give up or become frustrat- ed. Her nature is one of respect and appreciation.”
The award is given annually by the Biggenden Lions Club in memory of charter member and president at the time of his death on April 3, 2006.
Club president Rose Ross described Eaton as a special person with a special heart and a love of service to the Biggenden community.
“Eaton valued education, even though his formal education concluded at 13 years of age in Biggenden,” she said.
“Throughout his life he enjoyed learning new things and adapted his thinking to changing things. He was an active and informed citizen who gave so much to make the community a better place.
“Eaton left a legacy that is enduring, powerful and centred on community service and strength.”
GREAT HONOUR: Dallarnil State School Year 7 student Grace Sargent was awarded the Eaton Giles Memorial Award.