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Leading the way in 2019

DOZENS converged on the Mareeba International Club last Tuesday night for Mareeba State High School’s Senior Leaders Induction Ceremony.

The purpose of the ceremony was to give the class of 2019 their senior badges, as well as officially announce this year’s school leaders.

MSHS Principal Scott Whybird said it is a more than capable group of students.

“This is a great group of leaders and a wonderful cohort,” he said.

“They’re a smaller cohort but I think that will encourage them to come together more – every student I’ve spoken to have a real sense of genuineness about them which is fantastic to see.

“They never spoke about themselves; it was always about the school, their cohort and the part they want to play in the wider community.

“We’ve only been back for a couple of weeks but everyone is enthusiastic about the year ahead so I’m confident 2019 will be a great one.”

The ceremony’s student leader announcements culminated in naming the school captains for the class of 2019, of which are Ryan Paton and Alexis Ford.

They both noted that the responsibility of being school captain is something they are looking forward to.

“It’s a great chance to not only represent MSHS, but to also help further strengthen the link between the school and the community,” Ryan said.

“This school does a wonderful job at providing opportunities for its students, whether it’s from an academic, sporting or creative arts standpoint; and the success this school breeds is a result of that exposure to opportunity.”

Alexis expressed similar excitement to Ryan when asked what it meant to be named school captain; all while noting the exceptional example that has been set by last year’s school captains Joshua Theakston and Giulia Rogato.

“Last year’s captains were so involved in community activities and Ryan and I are looking forward to continuing that on,” she said.

“The student council this year is a really good group of students, and I can’t wait to work closely with them throughout the year to ensure a successful school year.”

Both Ryan and Alexis said they would like to thank their family as well as the staff at Mareeba State High School for their continued support.

Mareeba State High School’s ‘Senior Seven’:  School Captains – Ryan Paton and Alexis Ford. Student Council – Brooke Srhoj (President), Annelise Van Waveren (Secretary), Daewah Thein (Treasurer). Indigenous Leaders – Tyler Boyle and Kristen Yoren.

Caption: LEADERS: Mareeba State High School seniors were presented with their senior badges last Tuesday night as the school held their Senior Induction Ceremony. The night also saw the 2019 senior leaders officially announced.

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