Grad­u­a­tion a night of firsts for col­lege

Southern Telegraph - - News - Ai­den Boy­ham

Bal­divis Sec­ondary Col­lege cel­e­brated a huge mile­stone last week, far­welling its first group of Year 12 leavers with a spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony.

Hun­dreds of fam­ily mem­bers and friends packed out the Man­durah Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre last Wed­nes­day night and 185 grad­u­at­ing stu­dents were on hand for the school’s in­au­gu­ral pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony. In a night of firsts for the school, the first course award win­ners, schol­ar­ships, spe­cial cat­e­gory ac­knowl­edge­ments, ATAR dux and VET dux were awarded dur­ing the cer­e­mony

he 2017 ATAR dux win­ner was Meg Wil­lians, who is ex­pected to achieve an ATAR of more than 99.

Mean­while, Kaylie Simp­son was crowned VET dux.

Bal­divis Se­nior Col­lege se­nior school man­ager Owen Martin said the school was ex­tremely proud of the grad­u­at­ing class of 2017.

“We are very proud of these two stu­dents, along with all our grad­u­at­ing stu­dents of 2017, each and ev­ery .one of whom is well placed to con­tinue on their mean­ing­ful path­way that has be­gun at Bal­divis Sec­ondary Col­lege, where their health and well­be­ing has been just as im­por­tant to their sec­ondary school ex­pe­ri­ence, as much as their aca­demic sup­port,” Mr Martin said.

Pic­tures: 3P Photography

Col­lege board chair­man Tim O’Keefe presents VET dux Kaylie Simp­son with her award.

ATAR dux Meg Wil­lians with col­lege principal Keith Svend­sen.

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