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WA College of Agriculture - Harvey’s class of 2023 says farewell as 2024 scholarship recipients announced

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Sean Van Der WielenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
The WA College of Agriculture - Harvey's class of 2023.
Camera IconThe WA College of Agriculture - Harvey's class of 2023. Credit: WA College of Agriculture - Harvey/Supplied

The WA College of Agriculture - Harvey’s class of 2023 has said farewell as next year’s scholarship recipients were announced.

A graduation ceremony was held on school grounds on November 3, with 500 guests and dignitaries attending to farewell students at the end of their education journey.

This year’s guest speaker was Wedderburn Transport owner-operator Mark Talbot.

Mr Talbot is no stranger to the school, having studied at the college between 1981 and 1982.

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About 50 students have graduated in this year’s cohort of Year 12 students, but there were only a few who were the cream of the crop.

The highest achieving extension student award went to Montana Holly, while Georgia Buchanan received the highest achieving general student accolade alongside best in general class.

The best in extension class went to Thomas Beales, with the best in trades going to Xander Camarri.

Rachel Smith and Sarah Kett tied in the best on farm category.

It was not just the graduating class being honoured, with 14 scholarships being awarded to Year 10 and 11 students alongside class awards.

A college spokesperson said it was appreciative of the scholarship donors.

Talesha James was announced as the 2024 school captain.

THE FULL LIST

Year 10

Best in Class Award - Maggie Kilrain

Best on Farm Award - Pypah Atkinson

SafeFarms WA Award - Sean Smith

Best in Trades Award - Tay Proctor

Best in Residence Award - Ethan Cook

Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award - Jake Pich

Australian Defence Force Future Innovators Award - Tay Proctor

Brunswick Agricultural Society Scholarship - Sean Smith

Julianne Hill presents the Brunswick Agricultural Society scholarship to Sean Smith.
Camera IconJulianne Hill presents the Brunswick Agricultural Society scholarship to Sean Smith. Credit: WA College of Agriculture - Harvey/Supplied

Friends of Harvey Ag Scholarship - Ebony Chittenden

LP & JA Fryer Scholarship - Maggie Kilrain

Jo Morley presents the LP & JA Fryer scholarship to Maggie Kilrain.
Camera IconJo Morley presents the LP & JA Fryer scholarship to Maggie Kilrain. Credit: WA College of Agriculture - Harvey/Supplied

Year 11

Best in Residence Award- Abby Byrne

Best in Class (Extension) Award - Talesha James

Best in Class (General) Award- Roy Slater

Best in Trades Award - Roy Slater

Best on Farm Award - Jasmine Stowe

SafeFarms WA Award - Talesha James

Alcoa Scholarship - Kendall Heliams

Farm West Scholarship - Madison Byrnes-Peters

Neville Munns Memorial Encouragement Shearing Award - Reid Becker

WA Farmers Scholarship - Millah Gray

Harvey Agricultural Society Scholarship - Tessa Boswell and Abby Byrne

Dom Fazzolari presents a Harvey Agricultural Society scholarship to Tessa Boswell.
Camera IconDom Fazzolari presents a Harvey Agricultural Society scholarship to Tessa Boswell. Credit: WA College of Agriculture - Harvey/Supplied
Dom Fazzolari presents a Harvey Agricultural Society scholarship to Abby Byrne
Camera IconDom Fazzolari presents a Harvey Agricultural Society scholarship to Abby Byrne Credit: WA College of Agriculture - Harv/Supplied

Royal Agricultural Society of WA Scholarship - Talesha James

Harvey Bulls Football and Netball Club Scholarship - William Narducci

Tony Cherubino present the Harvey Bulls scholarship to Will Narducci.
Camera IconTony Cherubino present the Harvey Bulls scholarship to Will Narducci. Credit: WA College of Agriculture - Harvey/Supplied

Year 12

Drought Resilience and Innovation Challenge Winner - Michael Kilrain

Drought Resilience and Innovation Challenge Runner-up - Chrystal Alexander

Drought Resilience and Innovation Challenge Third Place - Rachel Smith, Amelia Ietto and Tia Boylan

SafeFarms WA Award - Kandra Pense

Best on Farm Award- Rachel Smith and Sarah Kett

Best in Trades Award - Xander Camarri

The Jack Gerrard Memorial Prize - Logan Haines

Best in Class (General) Award - Georgia Buchanan

Best in Class (Extension) Award - Thomas Beales

Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Lead and Teamwork Award - Rachel Smith

Australian Defence Force Future Innovators Award - Michael Kilrain

Residential Citizenship Award and Forrest Medal - Michael Kilrain

Sports Award - Angeline Alley

Highest Attendance Award - Michael Kilrain, Samuel Waters and Thomas Beales

Ampol Best All Rounder Award - Samuel Waters

Neilson Family Incentive Award - Deegan Tilbrook

The Connor Jackson Memorial Scholarship - Mitchell Snell

Highest Achieving General Student - Georgia Buchanan

Mark Talbot presents the Year 12 highest achieving general student award to Georgia Buchanan.
Camera IconMark Talbot presents the Year 12 highest achieving general student award to Georgia Buchanan. Credit: WA College of Agriculture - Harvey/Supplied

Highest Achieving Extension Student - Montana Holly

Mark Talbot presents the Year 12 highest achieving extension student award to Montana Holly.
Camera IconMark Talbot presents the Year 12 highest achieving extension student award to Montana Holly. Credit: WA College of Agriculture - Harvey/Supplied

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