Harvey Senior High School’s class of 2023 celebrates end of 14-year education journey at graduation ceremony

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Sean Van Der WielenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Members of Harvey Senior High School's class of 2023 cut the graduation cake.
Camera IconMembers of Harvey Senior High School's class of 2023 cut the graduation cake. Credit: Sean Van Der Wielen/Harvey-Waroona Reporter

It was all smiles at the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre earlier this month as 18 students celebrated the end of a 14-year education journey.

The Harvey Senior High School awards and graduation ceremony was held on November 2, with family, teachers and special guests among those in attendance to send off the class of 2023.

Principal David Gault spoke about how he was interviewing Year 6 students who would be starting at the school next year and said he thought it was fitting he challenge departing students with some of the same questions.

“On your last formal commitment as a student of Harvey SHS, I challenge you all, “where do you see yourselves in 10 years’ time?” “I don’t know” is not an answer,” he said.

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“You must make a choice and you must actively work towards that choice. Don’t forget there is no right or wrong.

“Just like the Year 6s, I am sure that you will change your minds many times over this next chapter of your lives.”

Mr Gault said the graduates were well-equipped to make a positive impact, not only in their own lives but in those of others as well as the planet.

“Your dedication, hard work and perseverance have brought you to this moment, and I have no doubt that the future holds incredible opportunities for you all,” he said.

Ex-student Holly Butler was this year’s guest speaker.

24 awards were handed out on the night, recognising achievement in course subjects as well as personal achievements and development.

Quinn Alexandria Canillada and Blake Blechynden were tied for receiving the highest number of awards, taking home four accolades each.


Human Biology General Award: Samuel Smith

Mathematics Essential Award: Blake Blechynden

English General Award: Blake Blechynden

Career and Enterprise Award: Joshua Tickell

Visual Arts Award: Quinn Alexandria Canillada

Media Production and Analysis Award: Quinn Alexandria Canillada

Design and Technology Wood Award: Joshua Tickell

Design and Technology Metals Award: Joshua Tickell

Outdoor Education Award: Blake Blechynden

Physical Education Studies Award: Gabriel Bonsico

ECU Personal Excellence Award: Janah Padua

Alcoa Outstanding Personal Achievement Award: Larni Morgan

Ampol Best All Rounder: Quinn Alexandria Canillada

Rotary Club Award: Jemma Tracey

Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award: Jacinta Hawkins

Australian Defence Force Future Innovators Award: Samuel Smith

Nola Marino Forrest Shield: Blake Blechynden

Lions Club SSEP Employability Pathways Award: Anna-Marie Kirkwood

Lions Club SSEP Personal Development Award: Jack Edwards

Supa IGA SSEP All Rounder Award: Henry Tupou

Robyn Clarke Citizenship Award: Samuel Smith

Double Reds Award: Azumi Cyna Madanguit

Shire of Harvey Outstanding Commitment to VET Studies Award: Jacinta Hawkins

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