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Year 6 Graduation Dinner

7/12/2016
Year 6 Graduation Dinner 2016
 
On Tuesday, our Year 6 students celebrated their final year at primary school with a special graduation dinner at Blackbutt Golf Club.
Students and their families were joined by Blackbutt State School staff for a night of laughter - and tears - as Year 6 teacher Mr Ben Hawthorne and his students reminisced on a year packed with hard work, leadership challenges, special friendships and some fun-filled moments.
It was a bitter-sweet evening for all as Mr Hawthorne leaves us this year to take up a new teaching position at Banksia Beach State School on Bribie Island.
A number of our Year 6 students were the recipients of Blackbutt State’s School highest achievement medallions.
The Highest Performer Medallion and Dux of School was Lawson Green for his outstanding efforts in academic results, attendance and behaviour.
The High Performer Medallion for the next highest academic results, attendance and behaviour went to Sienna Norris and Roan Perkins-McAuley.
Mara Dorman was awarded the Achievement Medallion for consistently working to her full academic potential and showing a positive attitude to learning.
The Commendation Medallion went to Lauren Beutel  for showing  sound to high achievement in all her studies, participating in special school programs, consistently taking part in events to help others and for being a positive role model for others.
It was a very special occasion for two of our 2016 students who were the proud recipients of the inaugural Archie Muir Bursary computer prizes on the night.
Archie Muir was a well-known local resident who ran the local garage for many years. When he passed away, some time ago at 74, he bequeathed some money to support the young people of Blackbutt State School.
One boy and one girl were chosen for the bursary prize which will be an annual event from this year.
Each student applying for the bursary was subject to a rigorous application and selection process which was weighted by a panel including fund manager for the Archie Muir Trust, Mr Barry Sutherland.
Mr Sutherland travelled from North Queensland to present the bursary prizes, with each student receiving a laptop computer to use for their high school studies.
Our proud inaugural Archie Muir Bursary recipients were Hayden Martin and Mara Dorman. Congratulations Hayden and Mara.