Tearful goodbye for Hedland students
Each student leaves . . . with his or her own personal story of challenges met and successes achieved. Bill Mann
It was a full house at the Matt Dann Theatre last Wednesday, with more than 85 Year 12 students saying their final tearful goodbyes to their peers, teachers and, for some, the town.
Hedland Senior High School students nervously awaited their final walk to graduation, before principal Bill Mann presented the ceremony and wished the class of 2018 a successful future.
“There are many good reasons why the students, the school staff, and the parents of our graduating class of 2018 will be proud of their achievements,” Mr Mann said.
“Each student leaves Hedland Senior High School with his or her own personal story of challenges met and successes achieved.
“The future for these young people is there for them to enjoy, and our whole school community wishes them every success.”
Students received awards for high achievement in academics, sports, workplace learning and community service, presented and donated by the community.
ATAR dux Adinda Tiara said her advice for next year’s students would be to start studying at the beginning of the year, and practise outside school hours.
“I think like start early, don’t cram everything at the end of the year because that’s really bad, and really hard,” she said. “I’ve applied for university, I’m hoping for engineering at Curtin University but I’m still waiting for the results, I really want to do chemical (engineering).”
Quinn Wilkinson, honoured as dux of VET, said she would be starting work at a clothing boutique store in Perth after school.
“You can always do better than what you think you can, I didn’t think I did that well,” she said.
“I don’t know yet, I’m not sure what I want to do . . . I’ve got a job lined up down there (in Perth), but I don’t know if I’m going to study or get a full-time job.”
The Hedland Senior High School Class of 2018.
Adinda Tiara, 17, dux ATAR, and Quinn Wilkinson, 17, dux VET.
Corey Russell, 17, receives the materials design technology wood prize from Philip Murray.