The community recognised the achievements of hundreds of high school students at the Eden Marine High School presentation evening on Tuesday night.
The night was hosted by new school captains Padric O’Rourke and Jack Webster and vice captains Kate Bond and Hannah Galloway, who gave a warm welcome to special guests, families and carers.
Mr O’Rourke also joined musicians Joshua Milsom and John Agnez to play ‘Jingera’ an original surf rock piece he penned earlier this year.
Twenty-one special awards and five scholarships were presented to students across the school as well as awards for high achievers in each year.
The special awards recognised outstanding performance and commitment to academic, sporting, technical studies as well as those who demonstrated good character such as generosity of spirit and commitment to community.
Principal Ian Moorehead congratulated students and thanked the community for celebrating their achievements.
“Donations for these awards that really do allow significant recognition and acknowledgement of student achievements,” he said.
“It also continues to strengthen that strong tradition of community links which is really important to us.”
“It was great so many of our partner principals support the awards and to see them talking to some of their previous students.”
The school year is about to wrap up with final reports will be released on Friday.
Next week students and teachers will launch into three days of activities including the Light to Light Walk in Ben Boyd National Park, fly-fishing, and cooking for Christmas.
Next Thursday and Friday teachers will participate in professional learning days which include teaching and assessment methods, first aid training and lastly a farewell for staff.