Senior students receive awards

TOP OF THE CLASS: Dux Jessica Murphy (right) enjoys the Emerald SHS awards night with Dux Proximus Kayci Reid. cont
TOP OF THE CLASS: Dux Jessica Murphy (right) enjoys the Emerald SHS awards night with Dux Proximus Kayci Reid. cont

JESSICA Murphy was this week named Dux as Emerald State High School held its 42nd annual Awards Night.

Students were clapped and cheered as they were recognised and rewarded for successful achievements in academic, extra curricula and sporting pursuits. The packed town hall crowd was also entertained by the Emerald State High School Symphonic Band and soloists Georgia Mullins and Anna Farquhar. Recognising the pinnacle of academic excellence was the presentation of the Dux Award to Miss Murphy, followed closely by the Dux Proximus Award to Kayci Reid.

After the Valedictory from the 2010 school captains, the announcement of the 2011 school captains and vice captains was made. The successful candidates are boys’ school captain Hayden Marshall, girls’ school captain Aileen O’Donnell, boys’ school vice captain Zac Wood and girls’ school vice captain Natalie Gakowski.

Long-serving ESHS principal Paul Wood was farewelled as he left to take on a new role as assistant regional director in Rockhampton. Several teachers were also farewelled as they move on to further their teaching careers.

A great night was had and all award recipients are to be congratulated on their outstanding successes for 2010.

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