Tenterfield High School is wrapping up another year of secondary education, holding its presentation day on Thursday, December 8 to recognise students who distinguished themselves.
In the academic field, in addition to those acknowledged as excelling in their subject areas, there were a number of special awards. These included the Tenterfield Homemakers Achievement Award in Junior Woodwork (Natasha Lambert) and Senior Woodwork (Michelle Townsend), Tenterfield Christian Churches Award (Amy Graham), Thomas George MP School Spirit Award (Emily Butler), DTB Fabrications Award for Achievement in Junior Metal Work (Richard Trenning) and Senior Metal Work (Fraser Saccon), Senior English Award, Senior Science Award and Senior Maths Award (all to Ruby Dhadlie), the ADF Leadership & Teamwork Award (Sam Gibbins and Mardy Taylor), National Party Award for Outstanding Achievement in Year 10 HSIE (Georgiana Chawner), Michael Creig Leis Memorial Award (Dina Pelusi), the Senior Agriculture Award (Emily Butler), the Junior Agriculture Ray White Encouragement Award (Joe Roots), Quota Club Award for Continued Service to Music (Nathan Landon-Beer), the Hon Award for Commitment to Achieve in Year 10 (Samantha Cox), the Junior Aboriginal Consistent Effort Award (Kristen Swan), the Clinton Speedy Memorial Award (Ella McIntosh), the Bush Diamonds Hospitality Award (Madison Donnolley and Merinda McIntosh), P&C Award for Academic Achievement (Ruby Dhadlie), the Caltex Best All Rounder Award Year 12 (Paige Koch), Reuben F. Scarf Award for Commitment to Achieve in Year 12 (Kristen Swan), and the Rotary Community Service Award the Harrie Brewer Memorial Prize as well as the Level 1 Honours - Highest Achieveable Level Award (both to Keely Mooney).
On the sporting field, there was keen and well-spirited competition between sports houses in the swimming, cross-country and athletics carnivals and the house sports days, with Oxley House emerging as the clear winner.
A number of individual students went on to gain regional selection, often in multiple sports. These included Georgiana Chawner (athletics, cross country), Grace Clothier (athletics, touch), Phoebe Cooper (swimming, soccer), Isaac Jones (athletics, swimming), Abbey O’Neill (athletics, cross country), Cassidy Thrift (athletics, squash) and Ella Wishart (athletics, swimming). Also named in the state’s top 10 at the CHS Athletics Championships were Ella (discus), Abbey (800m), Georgiana (1500m), Cassidy (high jump) and Lachlan Doward (long jump), with Isaac and Lachlan bringing home bronze medals in their javelin and triple jump divisions, respectively.
Sports teams also had incredible success across the year. Both the Open Girls and Open Boys squash teams were North West Regional Champions. The 15 years Girls Basketball team made it through to Round 3 of their competition, as did the 14 years Rugby League team.
The ultimate sportsmanship tribute– the Pierre de Coubertin Award – was bestowed on Keely Mooney.