Captains meet ‘Kochie’ on Sydney trip
Finley High School captains Grant-Patrick Smith and Jorja Daniel had a chance meeting with one of Australia’s most recognisable celebrities while on a leadership program trip to Sydney last week.
The pair were walking through Martin Place in Sydney’s CBD with the Deniliquin High School captains when they spotted Channel 7 Sunrise presenter David ‘Kochie’ Koch.
The group couldn’t resist asking Kochie for a photo, and he happily obliged.
The popular breakfast show presenter asked the students what they were doing in Sydney before wishing them all the best for their futures as leaders.
The students also met His Excellency the Governor of NSW David Hurley as part of the leadership program.
Finley High School captains Grant-Patrick Smith and Jorja Daniel met His Excellency the Governor of NSW David Hurley during a leadership program trip to Sydney last week.
A state-wide program for student leaders, the pair joined about 160 other captains from NSW on a visit to Government House.
Grant-Patrick said meeting the Governor of NSW was a highlight of the trip, especially as they were told not to expect to speak with his His Excellency.
‘‘Most of the other students walked away because we were told he wouldn’t have time to see all of us,’’ Grant-Patrick said.
‘‘We were in the first group to get our photo taken with him, and we just waited around. We got to shake the Governor’s hand and have a quick chat.’’
The students also visited NSW Parliament house as part of the program.
‘‘It was interesting touring through and seeing the two different chambers of the Parliament,’’ Jorja said.
‘‘They were debating a Bill at the time and it was good to see the process.’’
The leadership program is an annual event offering Year 12 leaders the opportunity to develop their knowledge of government and parliament systems.
RIGHT: Channel Seven’s Sunrise host David Koch with Deniliquin and Finley high school captains Sam Young, Jorja Daniel, Grant-Patrick Smith and Phoebe Laing.
Jorja Daniel and Grant-Patrick Smith were among this first group of captains to have their photo taken with The Governor of NSW David Hurley.