A special occasion was marked by a big crowd of teachers, families and students on October 26 as the WA College of Agriculture — Narrogin community came together to farewell the class of 2023. “Congratulations class of 2023,” WACoA Narrogin principal Clare Roser said. “You made it, we made it.” Among the students recognised for their scholastic achievement was Libby Hardingham who took home the VET Dux, Sportspower Narrogin Best in Residence and Ampol Best All Rounder Award. Amira Schmid distinguished herself, receiving the Elders ATAR Dux, the ADF Future Innovators Award, the Farm Highly Commended award and a host of other laurels. Christina Smith was awarded the ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership & Teamwork Award and Jason van Schalkwyk was awarded the Moylan Grain Silos College Community Award. The Best Office Systems Highest Achiever in Class (Non-ATAR) award went to Jael Fetterroll while the Trades Highly Commended award went to Bryce English. Justin Stott’s efforts were recognised with the R.J. Smith Engineering Highest Achiever in Trades Award and Partick Crapella was awarded the Narrogin Valley Stockfeed Highest Achiever on Farm. The Notable Achievement Award Hotham Trust Prize went to Tyler McGaw and Toby Francis was the 2023 Neville Munns Memorial Scholarship recipient. Ryan Bellotti received this year’s Highly Commended in Residence and Best Sportswoman and Best Sportsman of the Year went to Libby Hardingham and Riley Holden. “Remember, that true success lies not only in personal achievement, but also in lifting up those around you and creating a better world for all,” Ms Roser said in the closing speech. “Thank you for letting me be part of your journey, and as you walk across this stage today know that your teachers, your families, and the community are proud of you.” The ceremony ended with Ms Roser telling the graduates to “go out and make the world a better place”.