Fond farewell to our Year 12 ‘family’

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
The Narrogin Senior High School graduating class of 2018.
Camera IconThe Narrogin Senior High School graduating class of 2018. Credit: Pictures: Zoe Quartermaine and Michael Traill, Zoe Quartermaine and Michael Traill.

Narrogin Senior High School farewelled their 2018 Year 12 cohort last Friday night, with the customary awards being handed out to the group’s top achievers.

Head girl Janka Reynders was crowned dux of the school and Anri van Niekerk was the school’s runner-up dux.

“A big thank you to all the teachers. Every day they make sure kids have every opportunity to achieve their potential,” Ms Reynders said.

“That’s really a selfless act.”

Fred Steer and Samuel Licence.
Camera IconFred Steer and Samuel Licence.

Vocational Education and Training Dux in Memory of Yvonne Hehir was awarded to Eadon Woodford.

Peter Haas and Yani Garnier.
Camera IconPeter Haas and Yani Garnier.

Maddi Andrews was the runner-up Vocational Education and Training Dux in Memory of Mark Davis.

Back: Samuel Licence, Matthew van Schalkwyk, Ben Battley and Brennan Pratt. Front: Janka Reynders (Head Girl) Melissa Walker (Principle) Marshall Bowey (Head Boy) and Jasmine Cant.
Camera IconBack: Samuel Licence, Matthew van Schalkwyk, Ben Battley and Brennan Pratt. Front: Janka Reynders (Head Girl) Melissa Walker (Principle) Marshall Bowey (Head Boy) and Jasmine Cant.

Nathan Spooner and Courtney Perkins received the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards, respectively.

Sandi Stankovic and Nathan Spooner.
Camera IconSandi Stankovic and Nathan Spooner.

Female and Male Citizen of the Year awards went to Brooklyn Drayton and Samuel Licence, respectively.

Melissa Walker and Janka Reynders.
Camera IconMelissa Walker and Janka Reynders.

Benjamin Battley was presented with NSHS’ Best All Rounder, the ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Awards was won by Yani Garnier.

Courtney Perkins, Jaidyn Airey and Jade Parker
Camera IconCourtney Perkins, Jaidyn Airey and Jade Parker

Jordyn Morton was the valedictorian.

Marshall Bowey, Seth Elswyk, Nathan Spooner, Matthew Enright, Nathan Seale, Bertus Meyer and Brandan Hathaway.
Camera IconMarshall Bowey, Seth Elswyk, Nathan Spooner, Matthew Enright, Nathan Seale, Bertus Meyer and Brandan Hathaway.

Principal Melissa Walker said the year group has big potential.

Jasmine Cant, Kahlia Todt and Emma Coppock.
Camera IconJasmine Cant, Kahlia Todt and Emma Coppock.

“I’ve got to know them pretty well, they are the type of year group that have got huge spunk about them,” she said.

Susan, Lynise and Steven Bennell.
Camera IconSusan, Lynise and Steven Bennell.

“They’re so inclusive of each other, they just a strong cohort of students that you’d describe as a family rather than a cohort; they really look out for each other.

Hazel Wilson, Hannah Tonkin, Ella Grundy and Sophia Nicholson.
Camera IconHazel Wilson, Hannah Tonkin, Ella Grundy and Sophia Nicholson.

“Huge amount of potential there, what ever they choose to do, they’ll achieve it.

“They’ve got the tenacity to stick to it and get it done, quite a courageous group of kids.”

Ms Walker also said that in her first year at the school, the Year 12s taught her what NSHS was about.

“They really took on a special and important role in leading the school,” she said.

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