Three Dalyellup College students are making waves throughout the community after winning a collection of prestigious awards.
School prefects Brittney Fenn, Aled Morrow and Ashleigh Ramm have all recently been honoured for their commitment to their education and wider community.
Brittney was given the the Caltex Best All Rounder award for her work inside and outside the classroom and said she got a lot of enjoyment out of giving back to her community.
“I was really surprised, I wasn’t expecting it to be me because I know there are other students who do what I do but I was shocked and honoured,” she said.
“The award is based around people who get out there in the community, I’ve done a lot of volunteering outside of school at the wildlife park and the South West Sports Centre.
“I’m planning to go to university and do a psychology course or to TAFE to do a writers course.”
A science and music enthusiast, Aled Morrow was honoured with a scholarship from the Young Australia League.
“It was given by an endownment trust that was formed in 1905 originally for football and then they purchased some land – Araluen and had different camps held there then they sold it and formed this scholarship program,” he said.
“My godfather found it advertised in the paper and encouraged me to apply – I was amazed when I found out, for me it will mainly help with my books.”
Ashleigh received the Long Tan Award for her academic and sporting abilities.
The 17-year-old has stepped up on several occasions to coach school based carnival teams, represented the college at country week and has been part of the South West Slammers and Bunbury Bears.
“I felt quite honoured, it was a bit out of nowhere so I was pretty happy.” she said.
Deputy principal Eloise Kyneur said the school was very proud of the students.
“The awards they have received recognise their teamwork, leadership and how much they value education,” she said.
“These are the sort of things we value and we like to see them as leaders within the school and these are skills that are valued in the workforce.”