7/11/2016

James Nash High, Gympie High, and Victory College Awards Nights – Federation Chamber

I have recently had the pleasure of attending awards nights at Victory College, James Nash State High School and Gympie State High School.

It was great to see the range of awards presented, and I congratulate the students on their achievements under the guidance of their dedicated teachers.

At Victory College, there was a wonderful band and a dance performance. The principal, Johannes Solymosi, delivered a very inspiring speech about the importance of students being the best they can be. Johannes is leaving the school after having been there some years, and I wish him well for the future.

At James Nash State High School, there was also a very entertaining band and choir performance, and I thank principal Darrin Edwards and his staff for all their work throughout the year. Their deputy principal, Robert Doust, is retiring after more than 30 years of service, and I wish him and his wife, Sue, who is also a teacher at the school, well in his retirement.

At Gympie State High School, there was a special performance of original country music that was written by students. It was a brilliant showcase of their talents. Thanks, principal Anthony Lanskey and your dedicated team, for a great night.

We need to give our students every opportunity to be the best they can. I am pleased these three great schools in Wide Bay are helping students to learn and grow into people whom our region can be proud of.