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Kalgoorlie’s Clontarf students lauded at Academy awards night

Good blokes, diligent students, academic stars and budding athletes were recognised at the annual Kalgoorlie Clontarf Academy awards night at Eastern Goldfields College on Tuesday.

About 100 people attended the annual event, which celebrates the achievements of Clontarf Academy students from Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School and EGC.

Caroline Yarran, Alicia Thompson and Carol Thompson.Caroline Yarran, Alicia Thompson and Carol Thompson.
Camera IconCaroline Yarran, Alicia Thompson and Carol Thompson. Credit: Tori O’Connor/Kalgoorlie Miner, Tori O’Connor

Harrison Garwood (Year 12) and Cuba Garlett (Year 8) were honoured for their leadership; Talvin Stubbs (Year 12) received the all-rounder award; Anthony Narrier (Year 12) and Jacob Thomsen (Year 7) claimed citizenship gongs; and Rhys Thomas (Year 12) was recognised for his overall excellence.

Awards were also handed out to Year 7-12 students for attendance, academic achievement, sporting prowess, and being “solid fellas”.

Oliver Wisker, Vicki Bogensperger and April Garforth.Oliver Wisker, Vicki Bogensperger and April Garforth.
Camera IconOliver Wisker, Vicki Bogensperger and April Garforth. Credit: Tori O’Connor/Kalgoorlie Miner, Tori O’Connor

“The event was really all about the boys and celebrating their achievements throughout the year,” Kalgoorlie Clontarf Academy director Simon O’Sullivan said.

“For some, that means turning up to school every day, others have aspirations to excel academically, and for those that love their football and sports, it’s about recognising those talents as well.

Danielle Champion, Malakai Champion, 13 and Dellie Champion, 16.Danielle Champion, Malakai Champion, 13 and Dellie Champion, 16.
Camera IconDanielle Champion, Malakai Champion, 13 and Dellie Champion, 16. Credit: Tori O’Connor/Kalgoorlie Miner, Tori O’Connor

“For those receiving an award, it was also an opportunity for the boys to develop their confidence and public speaking skills when accepting the award and thanking those that supported them.

“For those boys present that may not have received an award, we hope that the event drives and motivates them to greater heights next year.”

Alana Cameron, Leslie Slater, Judith Ryder and Patricia Gerardi.Alana Cameron, Leslie Slater, Judith Ryder and Patricia Gerardi.
Camera IconAlana Cameron, Leslie Slater, Judith Ryder and Patricia Gerardi. Credit: Tori O’Connor/Kalgoorlie Miner, Tori O’Connor

The night included recognition of the 10 graduating EGC Year 12 students.

Several prominent members of the community were in attendance, including State Member for Kalgoorlie Kyran O’Donnell, Kalgoorlie police Sergeant Nat Jacks, and representatives of event sponsors Anglo Gold, Saracen Minerals, WorkPac and the Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre.

Jaliyah Trott, 3, Felicity Ashwin and Tiarra Ashwin.Jaliyah Trott, 3, Felicity Ashwin and Tiarra Ashwin.
Camera IconJaliyah Trott, 3, Felicity Ashwin and Tiarra Ashwin. Credit: Tori O’Connor/Kalgoorlie Miner, Tori O’Connor

The Clontarf Foundation, founded in 2000, has more than 8000 boys and 121 schools participating in the program nationwide.

More than 700 Clontarf students are expected to graduate high school in 2019.

Jordan Tolputt, Tyrell Dewar, 15 and Noah Hinkley, 16.Jordan Tolputt, Tyrell Dewar, 15 and Noah Hinkley, 16.
Camera IconJordan Tolputt, Tyrell Dewar, 15 and Noah Hinkley, 16. Credit: Tori O’Connor/Kalgoorlie Miner, Tori O’Connor
Ethan Dodd, 14, Clarence Walsh, 14 and Darryl Indich, 13.Ethan Dodd, 14, Clarence Walsh, 14 and Darryl Indich, 13.
Camera IconEthan Dodd, 14, Clarence Walsh, 14 and Darryl Indich, 13. Credit: Tori O’Connor/Kalgoorlie Miner, Tori O’Connor
Matt Smith, Tyler Smith, 13 and Rachael Smith.Matt Smith, Tyler Smith, 13 and Rachael Smith.
Camera IconMatt Smith, Tyler Smith, 13 and Rachael Smith. Credit: Tori O’Connor/Kalgoorlie Miner, Tori O’Connor
Thomas Tucker, 14 and Deidre Johnston.Thomas Tucker, 14 and Deidre Johnston.
Camera IconThomas Tucker, 14 and Deidre Johnston. Credit: Tori O’Connor/Kalgoorlie Miner, Tori O’Connor

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