Humble Declan steals show


The WA College of Agriculture - Morawa Year 12 graduation ceremony last month was attended by many proud parents and friends to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2011.

The college welcomed the Agricultural Region MLC Brian Ellis, who presented the students with their graduation folders. The day was particularly memorable for one student and his family.

Declan Parsons, from Moresby managed to excel with outstanding results, receiving 15 of the 17 awards he was eligible for.

Declan was named the college dux for 2011.

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It has been many years since one student has monopolised the college awards at graduation and it was wonderful to see all of Declan's classmates happily congratulating him on his achievements as he stood up time after time to humbly accept his honours.

It's not surprising that he also received the Best College Community Member Award donated by David and Wendy Mills of Eneabba, which is selected by the students.

It is this accomplishment that has led to Declan being successful in gaining an apprenticeship with Westrac, due to begin in January 2012.

Tom Stace, from Gosnells, was awarded the highest achiever in sheep and wool production, mathematics stage 1, career and enterprise, English stage 1 and also the citizenship award, donated by Greenough MLA Grant Woodhams.

Narketta Lock, of Carnamah, was the highest achiever in pig production, Michael Morton, from Dalwallinu, won the award for mathematics stage 2, Reece Perks, from Bluff Point, was the highest achiever in animal production systems stage 2 and James Cail, of Wubin, was awarded the WA Shearing Contractors Association -Prime Super Neville Munns Memorial Award.

It was obvious the competition was fierce between all of the Year 12 students. The college is happy to boast a 100 per cent success rate

All 19 Year 12 students graduated with the completion of all of their certificates.

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