West Wimmera Shire has presented its annual Student Citizenship Awards to three outstanding students within the Shire.
"The Shire's 2017 Student Citizenship Awards have been presented to Rebekah Harrold from Edenhope College, Tyler Hayden from Goroke College, and Renae Feder from Kaniva College" said Mayor Jodie Pretlove.
Councillor Bruce Meyer presented the award at the Goroke College Presentation Night on Friday 15 December 2017, and Mayor Pretlove presented the award at the Kaniva College Presentation Night on Tuesday 19 December 2017.
Edenhope College's Presentation Night was held on Wednesday 20 December 2017 and coincided with the Ordinary Council Meeting in Kaniva, so the Shire's Finance Manager Ms Andrea Gash stepped in to make the presentation.
Each College selects its own award recipient using criteria set by the Shire, which include willingness to accept positions of responsibility and participate in College activities, setting a mature example, interacting well with staff, peers and younger children, willingness to assist in tasks beneficial to the College community, involvement in community activities, and setting a positive example regarding sound and responsible attitudes to study.
The Award consists of a framed certificate and a $300 cheque to be used towards future education expenses. Eligible recipients are students undertaking the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).
"Council believes it is important to acknowledge and encourage students who strive for excellence in every part of their student life, and these annual awards are our way of saying 'well done' " said Mayor Pretlove.
Enquiries to: Mayor Jodie Pretlove | 0437 238 902