Narrogin students say farewell
The Year 12 students at Narrogin Senior High School had waited six long years for their presentation night, which signalled the end of their education at the school before WACE exams start.
The night was held at the school gym last week with more than 500 members of family, faculty and community members in attendance.
There were musical performances from the school band, vocalists Careese Ranieri, Astine Van Wyk, Nicole Davies and Georgie McKen- zie, as well as a piano duet from Kiara Screaigh and McKenzie.
Former Narrogin SHS student and current head of Basketball Australia Ned Coten was the guest speaker for the evening.
He told the graduating class that his country education helped get him to where he was today.
David Hallam was named as the 2017 dux while Toby Nicholas was runner-up by the smallest of margins and the VET dux was Rhiannon Crane. David was also valedictorian and gave an address which challenged the audience to keep trying and not be afraid of a failed attempt.
Seven other awards were presented, with Bradley O’Neill named Sportsman of the Year, Abbey Wilson winning the ADF Long Tan Award, Patrick Armstrong claiming the Lorna Metzke English Award, Pippa Bairstow was Sportswoman of the Year, Georgia Earnshaw earned the Female Citizenship Award, Kyle Fairhead won the Male Citizenship Award and Meg Conway was named the Caltex Best All Rounder.
The school thanked the local community for their donations and support for the presentation night.
Shire president Leigh Ballard with dux and valedictorian David Hallam.
Principal Steve Quartermaine with dux runner-up Toby Nicholas.
Student services manager Alistair Potts presents the Vet Dux award to Rhiannon Crane.
Leigh Ballard with Caltex Best All Rounder Meg Conway.
Damion Johnson presents the ADF Long Tan Award to Abbey Wilson.
Guest speaker and former Narrogin SHS student Ned Coten.