Gayle’s top award

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Gayle Fer­gu­son stu­dent of the year.

Ms Fer­gu­son was pre­sented with the NSW Fin­ley Cam­pus Award for 2018 at the an­nual grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony Mon­day last week.

She had grad­u­ated from a Cer­tifi­cate III in In­di­vid­ual Sup­port – Age­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to her teacher Ali­son Luelf, Ms Fer­gu­son has been a pos­i­tive stu­dent.

‘‘She was in­clu­sive to ev­ery­one on cam­pus and had a lovely man­ner,’’ Mrs Luelf said.

‘‘After do­ing six months of her course she was asked to speak to the new group of stu­dents do­ing her course, and there were is the Fin­ley TAFE re­marks about how much pas­sion and en­cour­age­ment she had to­wards her sub­ject.

‘‘Gayle did her work with­out has­sle and in a timely man­ner, and was al­ways sup­port­ive of her class­mates.’’

Ms Fer­gu­son was not the only grad­u­at­ing stu­dent re­warded for their ef­forts at the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony.

A host of other awards were pre­sented to stu­dents com­ing from a di­verse range of back­grounds and study ar­eas. They in­cluded:

Ab­bie Hoskin – Fin­ley Ro­tary Club Award.

Kit­tiya Ard­taisong – Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion of NSW Mur­ray Hut Branch Award.

Michelle Brom­field – Ber­ri­gan Shire Coun­cil Award.

TAFE NSW re­gional gen­eral man­ager Kerry Pen­ton con­grat­u­lated all the grad­u­ates and said the cer­e­mony was a fit­ting recog­ni­tion of the stu­dents’ com­mit­ment to im­prov­ing their skills and, ul­ti­mately, their lives.

‘‘It’s won­der­ful to see so many grad­u­ates in­vest­ing in their fu­tures,’’ Ms Pen­ton said.

‘‘For many of them, that in­volves mak­ing short-term per­sonal sac­ri­fices in the knowl­edge that the skills they learn will help them fur­ther their ca­reers.

‘‘To see those stu­dents up on stage be­ing cheered on by their fam­ily, friends and class­mates is very spe­cial.

‘‘On be­half of TAFE New South Wales, I would like to ac­knowl­edge the per­sonal achieve­ment of all our grad­u­ates and wish them ev­ery suc­cess in fu­ture.’’

Fin­ley TAFE Cam­pus Award win­ner Gayle Fer­gu­son with TAFE NSW head of skills team Brian Mil­lar.

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