Col­lege hails stu­dent achieve­ment

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Perera

St Luke’s Col­lege cel­e­brated the range of achieve­ments ac­com­plished by its stu­dents over the course of the school year at its an­nual pre­sen­ta­tion night last week.

Hun­dreds of school staff, par­ents, board mem­bers and award spon­sors at­tended St Luke’s Col­lege gym­na­sium on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 24, to ac­knowl­edge stu­dent achieve­ment across all year groups, though the spot­light was firmly on Year 12 leavers and the Year 11s soon to step into their shoes.

Year 12 stu­dent Robert Pat­ter­son was the main win­ner of the night, an­nounced as col­lege dux as well as tak­ing home a series of sub­ject and ser­vice gongs, in­clud­ing for best all-round achieve­ment.

He said his fi­nal year of high school had been “ex­cit­ing” and at­trib­uted his suc­cess to mak­ing the most of ev­ery op­por­tu­nity.

“It has been ex­cit­ing to do as many dif­fer­ent things as pos­si­ble, and I think it’s kind of great to win dux with (good friend) Kis­han (Pathak) as prox­ime,” he said.

Robert plans to study en­gi­neer­ing at Curtin Univer­sity next year, while Kis­han in­tends to take on a com­merce de­gree in­ter­state.

The Year 12 ex­cel­lence in VET award was won by Kodie Bick­ler, while col­lege head girl Car­rie Watkins was the re­cip­i­ent of both the prin­ci­pal’s award and Long Tan lead­er­ship award.

The mean­ing­ful spirit of youth award, spon­sored by the fam­ily of past stu­dent Michael Le­wandowski, went to Amelia Green­sill.

Jack Bee­son took home the cit­i­zen­ship award and Paige Malek and Owen Cross won sports girl and boy of the year re­spec­tively.

St Luke’s prin­ci­pal Alanna Ot­way said the night was an im­por­tant op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate achieve­ments across the whole range of ar­eas of school life, not only aca­demic.

“It’s al­ways im­por­tant to en­sure that as a col­lege you are truly de­vel­op­ing the whole per­son, so to recog­nise aca­demic achieve­ment, sport­ing suc­cess and com­mu­nity ser­vice is ex­tremely im­por­tant to us,” she said.

Year 7 to 10 learn­ing area awards were also given out on the night.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Perera

St Luke's Col­lege prin­ci­pal Alanna Ot­way with Year 12 award win­ners Robert Pat­ter­son, Car­rie Watkins, Kis­han Pathak and Kodie Bick­ler, all 17.

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