Star pupil a worthy winner

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Rene Naude receiving the dux award from Elders area manager Shane Medlen.
Camera IconRene Naude receiving the dux award from Elders area manager Shane Medlen. Credit: Supplied

WA College of Agriculture — Narrogin dux award winner Rene Naude says she is grateful for the range of opportunities the college has provided her as she pursues a career in agriculture.

Ms Naude has been at the the college since Year 10 and graduated her final year of school this month.

The dux award reflects a student’s performance across the college in the class, trade and farm areas.

As the winner of the award, Ms Naude was the highest achieving student across all these areas.

Rene Naude with her sister Nadia and parents Lorette and Charles.
Camera IconRene Naude with her sister Nadia and parents Lorette and Charles. Credit: Supplied

Principal Stephen Watt said she had performed extremely well over the past three years.

“Rene was always dedicated and committed to her studies and took a really responsible approach.

She was diligent in class and took all opportunities to get assistance after-hours,” he said.

“She was always polite, cheerful and with a fantastic smile on her face, Rene was a delight to have in the college.”

Ms Naude said she enjoyed the one-on-one time with the teachers and specifically liked studying plant production systems in class and furniture-making in the trade area.

With her school education complete, Ms Naude said she was aiming to work in agriculture.

“I am also planning on going to university in the near future,” she said.

“I have been accepted to study archaeology.”

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