Diplomas were presented to 54 graduates of Hapnot Collegiate last night along with 69 bursaries and scholarships.
The largest award the Hudbay W.A. Green bursary for 35 hundred dollars a year for up to four years was presented to Kiele Kittle who also received the Governor General Bronze Medal for highest academic standing and the Sparling Trophy for the student who contributes the most to school life while still maintaining a good academic standing.
Valedictorian Michael Whitbread spoke on his start at Hapnot four years ago and what was the future then is here thanking those who got him here his parents, staff, teachers who turn students into the leaders of tomorrow and his fellow students hoping the world is ready for a group of really talented people.
Guest speaker Jake Rogers, a Hapnot graduate and then teacher there two years ago told the grads hard work leads to success, your going to fail so learn from it and in life happiness is being passionate about something beyond your job.
You can see other awards presented attached to this story later this morning on our website www.flinflononline.com.
Michael Whitbread Jake Rogers