‘We’re on the map’

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - Ge­orge Smith ge­orge.smith@cnbtimes.com.au

IT IS next stop EKKA for this cat­tle club that is putting Monto on the map.

Monto State High School gave its larger coun­ter­parts a les­son at the Rock­hamp­ton Show, fin­ish­ing third be­hind Rock­hamp­ton Gram­mar School and Rock­hamp­ton State School.

Stu­dent Cassie Wil­son said it was a par­tic­u­larly high achieve­ment as Monto had just 13 stu­dents.

“We must have got a lot of very high plac­ings and it has brought us all closer to­gether,” she said. “It has given us enor­mous pride as it is putting Monto on the map.

“We can do it, we’re not just some mid­dle-of-nowhere coun­try town.

“Cat­tle club is great fun and it gives us con­fi­dence in pub­lic speak­ing in ad­dress­ing a crowd.

“We were the small­est school there and now the next stop is the EKKA.”

The plac­ings are worked out with three points per stu­dent who par­tic­i­pates and more points for higher plac­ings.

SHOW CHAMPS: Monto State High School's Cat­tle Club fin­ished third at the Rock­hamp­ton Show. Pic­tured are Kirsten Van­clooster, Brock Dahtler, Nanci Wil­son, Amy Birch, Mad­dyson Moir, Me­gan Birch, Madi­son Low, Cassie Wil­son, Cheyenne John­ston, Jared O’Sul­li­van, Cassie John­ston. Hid­ing be­hind the heifer is Melissa Birch.

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