25 Nov Valedictory 2019
WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin students and their families celebrated an outstanding year of achievements at the College Valedictory Ceremony on Friday November 15th.
College students excelled at shows and events throughout the year, consolidating the skills taught in the classroom and across the trade and training areas of the College.
Moora student Tim McLean was awarded the Dux for 2019 while Lake Grace student Walker Zweck took out the Runner Up Dux. The Vocational Education and Training (VET) Dux award was awarded to Hayden Iles from Cunderdin.
Principal Sally Panizza praised students and staff for their efforts throughout the year.
“Our 62 graduating students have achieved 280 qualifications which is an outstanding reflection of their work ethic and efforts over the last two years.,” Mrs Panizza said.
“I must also acknowledge the personal growth, confidence and maturity I have had the pleasure to witness in each and every student, watching them progress from Year 11 through to the end of Year 12.”
Guest speaker 2012 leaver, Lachlan Hunter, who now works for Federal Agriculture Minister Hon. Senator Bridget McKenzie, urged the 2019 leavers to embrace their future beyond school by getting as many life experiences and learning opportunities as possible.
The College enjoyed another successful year attending many shows and events. Student representatives competed at Mingenew Expo for the first time taking out the 2019 Overall School of Young Farmers. They also enjoyed team success at the Perth Royal Show and Wagin Woolorama.
Dowerin student Kurt Richards, travelled to Canberra earlier in the year as a state finalist in the ABC Heywire competition. His entry resulted in a video of Kurt and his fellow students appearing on Landline.
Design and Technology students received commendations at the annual Out of the Woods Woodshow with their furniture projects and the College’s 10 ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) students recently completed their WA Certificate of Education exams – the culmination of two years of hard work in the classroom.
Year 11 students Marion Lewis, Corrigin and Hayden Fiegert, Esperance were announced as head students for 2020, before Year 12 students were farewelled by Mrs Panizza in front of family, friends, College students and staff.