School praises and farewells graduates
■ It’s an emotional time of year for Year 12 students, but Karratha Senior High School showed plenty of confidence in their leavers at the school’s presentation night at the Tambrey Function Centre last Wednesday.
Eighty-three of the school’s Year 12 students graduated in front of proud family and friends.
Principal Greg Kelly said this Year 12 cohort had played an important part in cultural changes at the school.
He praised the students for their hard work and leadership qualities and wished them luck for their upcoming exams.
Female school captain Sarah Mullen dominated the WACE subject prizes, winning Stage 3 English, Maths, Human Biology and Chemistry.
She was awarded school dux and also scored one of three University of Western Australia Excellence Awards, putting her in good stead to pursue her ambition of studying medicine there.
Joshua Buchanan was awarded highest achiever in VET studies as well as the Certificate 2 Electrotechnology subject award.
He hopes to study mechanical or electrical engineering, possibly through a Woodside electrical apprenticeship.
James Bennett was announced runner-up dux, male school captain Trent Preece won the Caltex All Rounder Award and James Chettell was given the prestigious Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award.
City of Karratha deputy mayor John Lally presented Gabby Woulfe with the Citizenship Award on behalf of the City.
Karratha Senior High School VET Highest Achiever award recipient Joshua Buchanan, KSHS principal Greg Kelly and dux Sarah Mullen at the graduation ceremony.