Ms GRALEY (Narre Warren South) — Each and every year it is my great pleasure to present awards to students from schools right across Narre Warren South. I am always so very impressed by these outstanding young people and their achievements, and 2015 was no different.
The worthy recipients of my Community Spirit and Leadership Award included Sophie Skarlatis from Berwick Fields Primary School, Hanna Smith from Brentwood Park Primary School, Emma Martin from Berwick Chase Primary School, Anderson John-Britto and Keya Dogra from St Kevin’s Primary School, Sharni Rangitonga from Coral Park Primary School, Merric Gardner from Kilberry Valley Primary School and Alicia Munn from Narre Warren South P–12 College.
The Joan Kirner AC Memorial Education Award went to Jayne McLucas from Hampton Park Secondary College. Jayne was nominated for the award by her teachers as she is a conscientious student who has achieved exceptional grades and high standards in all of her Victorian certificate of education subjects. She has also been involved in the year 11 peer support program.
Special mention must also be made of Hampton Park Secondary College’s dux Shrirajh Satheakeerthy, who achieved an incredible Australian tertiary admission rank (ATAR) score of 98.5 and is off to Flinders University to undertake a bachelor of clinical science and doctor of medicine.
Georgia Knight from Narre Warren South P–12 College received the prestigious Denese Bartlett Memorial Scholarship. Georgia is an exceptional student who has achieved excellent results in all of her subjects and can always be found supporting and encouraging her classmates. Her teachers also tell me that she is often the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave.
I have no doubt that these extraordinary young people will continue to excel and inspire us all as they become future leaders within our community. Again my heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to them for a successful, prosperous and healthy future.