A number of students at Nagle Catholic have been celebrating achievements over recent weeks.
Sophie Coffin has won this year’s Outstanding Female Aboriginal Student Award which was presented to her at a special function in Perth in September. The award acknowledges Sophie’s academic achievements and leadership qualities as well as her, community involvement and active citizenship. Sophie is a positive role model amongst youth in the broader Geraldton community as well as at Nagle Catholic College where she is considered by her peers to be respectful and hard working. The College is very proud of Sophie and extends its congratulations to Sophie and her family.
Year 9 student, Allison Morgan, has won a 1st place prize in the Chevron Focus Environment Photography competition. Allison's image of 'The Lonely Jellyfish' won the top prize for the Year 7-10 age groups in the category 'Respecting Biodiversity'.
Allison was presented with her award at a ceremony in Perth and has had her image printed in the West Australian newspaper. The full sized image and the other winners can be viewed here:
This year Nathan Oakley one of our Year 11 students won a Future Leaders – Indigenous Award for 2014. The awards are made to students from around Australia who show leadership and academic potential. Future Leaders is a “philanthropic initiative about leadership and the future of Australia which seeks to involve, inform and inspire Australians”.
Casey Sweeney, Year 10, won an intra-school Rotary Public speaking competition. The competition was held in the College’s Edmund Rice Library.
The public speaking competition is organised by the College and Geraldton-Greenough Rotary Club and uses the Rotary Four Way Test as the structure for the speech with the student’s choice of topic.Casey will now represent the College at the regional competition and from there the winner will compete at the Rotary State Conference.