Awards night celebrations
HUNDREDS of proud students and their parents packed the Brolga Theatre for the recent St Mary's College annual awards night.
Year 12 student Holly Sexton took home a bevy of awards – including being named the dux of the college, an honour she shared with Alanie Joseph.
Dozens of other students were recognised for their sporting, cultural, academic and community endeavours.
The Maryborough school has about 470 students from Years 8 to 12.
Principal Joy Massingham spoke during the night, highlighting a number of significant achievements throughout the year, in particular the college's success in receiving a solar power grant from the Federal Government which has worked towards reducing the school's power use.
Ms Massingham also spoke in anticipation of the college's new science and language building which is hoped will be ready for the start of the 2011 school year.
Entertainment was provided by the students, including a performance by the school choir.
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Holly Sexton: Dux of the College; ESA International Alpha Zeta Branch Award for Education and Service; Ryall Shield for Cultural Achievement; War Widow's Guild Bursary; Zonta Fellowship Award
Alanie Joseph: Dux of the College
Patrick Banney: ALP Arthur French Memorial Bursary for Citizenship
Megan Landgraf: Apex Bursary for Leadership, Reliability, Citizenship and Co-operation; Caltex All Rounder; Hickey Medal for Public Speaking (Year 12)
Padraic O'Connell: Brother Hopgood Award for School Community
Abbey Black: Brother Phillip Lawler Memorial Shield for Outstanding Sporting Achievement
Ewan Rockemer: Brendan Hansen Memorial Trophy; Gympie District Beef Liaison Group High School Student Industry Incentive Award
Anna Massingham: CWL Award for Contribution to Parish
Anthony Slack: Dick Elmer Initiative and Enterprise Award
Jade Cassidy: Fraser Coast TESS Award for Excellence in a School Based Traineeship/Apprenticeship
Kyle Chay: Fraser Coast TESS Award for Excellence in Industry Placement
Julia Massingham: Hickey Medal for Public Speaking (Year 10)
Marie Kettle: Kath Leck Trophy for Spirit of St Mary's
Aden Muller: Maryborough Sunrise Rotary Vocational Encouragement Bursary
Romana Thefs: McGuren Shield for Application and Study
Allirra Nunan: Pierre de Coubertin Award
Riley O'Hanlon: USQ Community Award; ADF Long Tan Award (Year 10)
Kiara Crook: ADF Long Tan Award (Year 11)
Laura Clifton: ADF Long Tan Award (Year 12)
Chelsea Harvey: Wide Bay Institute of TAFE Vocational Excellence Award
DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD WINNERS