Two of the high achievers from Bunbury Catholic College’s graduating class of 2017 have been acknowledged with awards.
Georgia Bach claimed the Kelderman Award and McKenzee Burgess received the VET award at the Marist campus’ opening assembly on Tuesday 6 February.
Georgia won the Kelderman Award, presented annually by the Kelderman family to the BCC student with the top ATAR score, for her performance of 96.7 in last year’s exams.
McKenzee was the school’s highest achiever in Vocational Education Training and was presented with her award by the BCC Ex-Students Association.
In a speech to the school community, McKenzee encouraged students to make careful decisions about their subject choices.
“I personally chose the VET pathway as I knew, at this stage in my life, university was not a priority,” she told the school.
“But in saying that, I knew that I had to give 100 per cent in everything I did to give myself the best opportunities in my career path or for a possible university entrance further down the track.
“When completing your subject selection for year 11 and 12, try your best to choose what is right for you, not what your friends are doing and not what is ‘cool’ because these two years will open you up to the real world and you have to be content with your direction.
“Choosing this pathway allowed me to select courses and subjects that I was passionate about because without passion, there will be no dedication or interest.”