The WA College of Agriculture-Denmark’s reputation as one of the States foremost agricultural college’s, was brought home on Friday 20 November when Year 12 students graduated with flying honours and several desirable scholarships. Matthew Dykes was announced College Dux for the student with the highest achievement in all course areas in Year 12.
The high level of talent and leadership qualities among our students is apparent by the support given to the College’s scholarship program by both the agricultural and educational sector. The scholarship program recognises agricultural college students with a strong interest in the industry, and strives to support their growth and development within their chosen agricultural field.
Such diversity attracts several prestigious scholarships and special awards covering – leadership, agriculture, business management and citizenship, “The encouragement that such scholarships present can’t always be measured and we thank our sponsors for their support of the program, their generosity is extraordinary”, said Acting Principal, Steve Swallow
Mr. Karl O’Callaghan, former Police Commissioner for WA for more than 13 years was guest speaker. His presentation about his personal journey, that lead him to take on a leadership role as Commissioner of Police, will stay with many of our students as they make their own choices into the future. It was a very thoughtful and enjoyable presentation, one that will strike a chord with our young graduates who are now striking out on their own, leaving the comfort of College and home to seek out their future careers.
Mr. Swallow said, “We are graduating a group of young people who don’t just have a good set of skills and knowledge and qualifications, they have a good set of values too: they’re kind, considerate and respectful.”
Below: Matthew Dykes pictured with Chris Langslow, Denmark Chamber of Commerce, receives his Award as College Dux. Former Police Commissioner WA, Karl O’Callaghan addresses the graduating body.