The year 2020 will certainly be one to remember for the year 12 students of Lithgow High School who recently celebrated their success at the official graduation ceremony on Thursday, November 12.
The Thales Dux award for first place in year 12 for the highest average marks of all subjects combined during Year 12 was awarded to Ashleigh Kitchner.
Relieving principal Mrs Mawhood congratulated Ashleigh on receiving the Dux Award Sponsored by Thales Australia.
"To achieve first in Year 12 is a reflection Ashleigh's consistent work ethic throughout her time at Lithgow High School, she is an outstanding hard working dedicated student who fully deserves to be recognised," she said.
Ashleighwas also presented with the University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence in Year 12.
Ryan Bird and Kory Pringle accepted the Centennial Coalawards for second and third highest average marks overall during Year 12.
The invited guests of the Year 12 group were extremely proud of the high standard of recipients that took out a wide array of prestigious, academic, sporting and cultural awards.
The LJ Hooker 1st in Faculty Awards were presented to:
- Kory Pringle - Mathematics
- Jaylina Aroko - English
- Felix Sy - HSIE
- Ryan Bird - Science
- Brayden Mackie - TAS
- Callie Capomolla - CAPA
- Ashleigh Kitchner - PD/H/PE
- Jayden Hutchison - Support
Year 12 advisers Mr Guihot and Mrs Reilly said they would like to personally congratulate Year 12 on their achievements especially those who received a special award and the students who achieved academic excellence.
"Their consistent hard work and classroom performances have been rewarded with this recognition," they said.
"To all of Year 12, we wish you the greatest success in whatever path you choose into the future. It has been a pleasure to see you grow into the mature young adults you are today, you will be missed by all."
Other outstanding awards included:
The Phil Duncan Scholarship was awarded to Ellie Thompson-Spillane, while Haylie Atkins and Felix Sy were the runners up. This is an annual scholarship given by ex-student of Lithgow High School Mr Phil Duncan, to "kick start" three students into the new chapter of their lives. Mr Phil Duncan generously donates a monetary scholarship every year.
University of Notre Dame Australia Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science went to Evan Brown. ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award went to Haylie Atkins while Felix Sy received the Inzitari Family Zig Zag Motel Award for Business Studies.
Evan Brown and Geordie Goodwin received the Citizenship Award sponsored by EnergyAustralia for outstanding Student Leadership and commitment to our school.
Kory Pringle took out the Le Fevre and Co Solicitors & Attorneys Award for outstanding results in Mathematics and Darcie Daniel received the Reuben F. Scarf Award for Commitment to studies.
Ellie Thompson-Spillane took home the John Joseph Memorial Award for Legal Studies.
The Lithgow High School P&C Encouragement Award for her strong focus and commitment to her studies went to Kasey Mill.
Geordie Goodwin and Alayah Lincoln went home with the Most Outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student award.
Kyra Phillips was the Caltex Best All Rounder while Riley Hudson took home the Lithgow Musical Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
Jaylina Aroko took out the Colin Oloman Award for Chemistry and has an interest in Environmental change and the Barry F Cosier Memorial Award for outstanding results in English.
Timberfix Award for outstanding achievement in Timber went to Brayden Mackie, while Riley Hudson, Brayden Mackie, Logan McManus and Ryan Merlino took home 100 percent Attendance Awards.
Alayah Lincoln, Ryan Bird, Ashleigh Kitchner, Ellie Thompson-Spillane, Ryan Merlino, Logan McManus, Evan Brown, Geordie Goodwin, Kory Pringle, Max Gordon, Kasey Mill, Rye Gibbs-Minner, Luke Thompson, Logan Poppett, Kyra Phillips, Riley Hudson, Haylie Atkins all went home as Vivo Platinum Award achievers.
Alayah Lincoln was the Highest Vivo Achiever.
Lithgow High School would like to wish all Year 12 students the very best for their future endeavours.