Beaudesert High School hosts Arts Night at The Centre

BEAUDESERT State High School visual and performing arts students put on a spectacular show for their annual Arts Night held at The Centre Beaudesert on Friday.

Artworks on display showcased the students' talent.

The Fleur Enright Memorial Award for Drama went to Year 12 student Nicholas Smith, who on Arts Night presented a Gabriel Davis monologue I Ate the Divorce Papers.

Head of the arts department Kerry Scarth said the award celebrated the exceptional work of one individual within the Drama department.

"This student demonstrates exceptional work ethic, perseverance, and commitment to the drama department that encourages positive relationships," he said.

Several of the pieces on display were created by year 12 student Helen Mullen, who won the Julia Lane Memorial Trophy and Senior Arts Bursary, named for a former Beaudesert State High School arts student who died in a car accident in 2008.

"This award honours and celebrates the memory of a brilliant student- Julia Lane- a superstar who has been taken from us much too soon," Mr Scarth said.

"Julia's spirit and passion for the arts lives on in this award, which recognizes a Year 12 student who has achieved excellence across the arts."

Ms Mullan, who has been nominated for a BUFTA - Bond University's nationwide award for film, said her passion was for film making.

"I really love making films and editing," she said.

"Painting for me is a bit of a hobby, I've been doing it since I was a kid."

Year 11 student Sophie Cahill received a Creative Generation commendation as part of the Queensland state schools On Stage program after a successful audition.

Arts Night was an extravaganza of artistic skills delivered with such aplomb as to make all in attendance proud of our talented Beaudesert teenagers.