Cap­tains meet ‘Kochie’ on Syd­ney trip

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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.

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