Clon­tarf stu­dents hon­oured

Broome Advertiser - - News - Broome Clon­tarf Academy Year 12 grad­u­ates at the academy's awards night. Jakeb Wad­dell

Lo­cal mem­bers of a pro­gram that uses foot­ball as a tool to en­gage them at school were cel­e­brated in front of the com­mu­nity re­cently as their year came to an end.

Broome Clon­tarf Academy held its awards evening two weeks ago, recog­nis­ing young men for a va­ri­ety of ac­com­plish­ments, from ap­ply­ing them­selves to their stud­ies, down to just be­ing a “good bloke”.

Launched 13 years ago, the BCA caters for more than 200 stu­dents across Broome Se­nior High School and St Mary’s Col­lege and has pro­duced 180 Year 12 grad­u­ates.

This year saw 22 Year 12 stu­dents added to that to­tal, who had one fi­nal mo­ment to­gether up on the stage.

Sev­eral ed­u­ca­tion awards were handed out to each year level, as well as prizes for at­ten­dance, most im­proved, con­tribut­ing to Clon­tarf cul­ture and be­ing the “best and fairest bloke”.

Em­ploy­ment and train­ing awards were also given out to sev­eral stu­dents who had ded­i­cated them­selves to a part-time job, school-based trainee­ship or the academy’s morn­ing train­ing pro­gram.

BCA di­rec­tor Jack Rea­gan con­grat­u­lated the young men on their achieve­ments this year.

“This year the academy had 22 Year 12 grad­u­ates and al­most all of them have an em­ploy­ment path­way sorted — part-time jobs, oil and gas trainee­ships, auto-elec­tri­cian ap­pren­tice­ships, to name a few,” he said.

“The awards nights are im­por­tant as they pro­vide a plat­form to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of the boys with fam­i­lies, school staff, com­mu­nity mem­bers and lo­cal part­ners.” The Clon­tarf Foun­da­tion has more than 6500 par­tic­i­pants Aus­tralia-wide.

Pic­ture: Jakeb Wad­dell

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