Our youngest performers got a grasp of their nerves and recited bush poetry in front of a panel of judges and a large audience during Oracles’ Children Concert at Tenterfield Memorial Hall on Friday, April 6.
Drake Public School again put on a strong showing in the performing, written and art sections, with The Sir Henry Parkes Memorial Public School and St Joseph’s Primary School also participating on the day.
Entries in the written section came from as far as Western Australia.
Prizewinners present at the event were presented with their winnings by 2018 Oracles of the Bush legend George Mulherin.
The results are..
Section 1 (Infants) – Winner: Derek Cox (Drake), HC: April Van Dyke (Drake), Gemma Kuiters (Jennings).
Section 2 (Lower Primary) – Winner: Will James Maloney (St Joseph’s), 2nd: Sage Haakstad (St Joseph’s), HC: Beth Phelps (TSHPMPS), Zoe Jackson (Jennings), Reece Van Balen (Drake), Rory Flockhart Smith (Drake).
Section 3 (Upper Primary) – Winner: Clarina de Jager (St Joseph’s), 2nd: Abby Roots (St Joseph’s), HC: Adele Butler (TSHPMPS), Erin Laurie (Drake), Jayda Hill (St Joseph’s), Indi Brown (St Joseph’s).
Section 6 (Primary, Indigenous Theme) – Winner: Amelia Aquilini (St Joseph’s), 2nd: Brianna Hay (St Joseph’s), HC: Phillipa Lyons (St Joseph’s), Jessica Johnston (St Joseph’s).
Section 5 (Junior Secondary, A, Yrs 7-8) – Winner: Jimi Henry, 2nd Acacia Robinson, HS Amelia Wishart, Breanna Chawner.
Section 5 (Junior Secondary, B, Yrs 9-10) – Winner: Hannah Phelps, 2nd Bailee Vaneti, HC: Talen Kelly, Crystal Soper.
Section 6 (Infants) – HC: April Van Dyke :Park” (Drake), Corbin Smith “Fishing” (Drake), Derek Cox “Hotels” (Drake), Alexis Smith “Horse riding” (Drake), Jay Walken-Anderson “Guinea Pigs” (Drake).
Section 7 (Primary, less than 9 years) – Winner: Sage Haakstad “Art” (St Joseph’s), Encouragement: Holley Thomas “Riding Horses” (St Joseph’s), HC: Beth Phelps “The Treasure Hunt” (TSHPMPS), Hunter Smith “Soccer” (The Channon), Cyrus Cargill “A Ball of Adventure” (Swan View WA).
Section 8 (Primary, 10 years or older) – Winner: Taj Cusack “The 100 metre Try” (St Joseph’s), Encouragement: Ellie Thomas “A Horsey Adventure” (St Joseph’s), HC: Elroy Cargill “Wildfire in the Outback” (Swan View WA), Bridie Makejev “Drawing” (St Joseph’s), Shania Campbell “Thinks I Like To Do” (TSHPMPS), Hunter Hennessy “Fishing” (St Joseph’s).
Section 9 (Secondary) – Winner Renae Jenkins “I Like Holidays”, Encouragement Angel Dodd “I Like Slime”.
Section 10 (Infants) – Winner: April Van Dyke, 2nd Ebonie Gibson.
Section 11 (Primary) – Winner: Beth Phelps, 2nd Molly Trounce.
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