Boonah school honours top students

SEVERAL Boonah State High School students were recognised for their schooling achievements at their annual awards night.

The event saw students from all year levels honoured with awards across several categories, including academic, sporting and arts.

This year’s Dux award winner Thomas Freeman also took home the year 12 title for Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Awardee while year 10 student Adeline Wright was named as a recipient for the same award for displaying leadership at the school and community level.

Already named Education Queensland’s Scenic Rim Trainee of the Year, Grace Hayton was honoured at the awards night with further recognition for her efforts by being titled Boonah State High School Trainee of the Year and receiving the Excellence in Art Award.

The Caltex All-rounder Award recipient was Carmel Prince and Junior all-rounder Award went to ​Tiah Churchward  for being dedicated to their academic, sporting and cultural achievements.

Interact Trophy for Service went to Emily Greenwell for fundraising, organising events and promoting leadership and loyalty while the Junior Service Award was received by Sage Weale and Service to the School Award winner was Brianna Parker.

Claire Joyce received the Literary Award for submitting the most exceptional fictional story and the Authority English and the Scott Buchholz Medal for academic persistence and consistency.

Ella McAllister won the University of Queensland Create Change Achievement Award due to her consistently demonstrated academic, school and community service leadership.

University of Southern Queensland Excellence Awards went to year 10 student Elisa Rose-Muscat, year 11 student Isaac Kanowski and year 12 student Shiralee Kirk.

The Kalbar & District Community Bank Excellence in Drama Award recipient was Abby Colthup for demonstrating commitment, enthusiasm, imagination and skill in the community and school.

Vocational Education Awards went to Mitchell Colyn and Mitch Bell for their dedication towards their studies.