Bryan Mitchell was presented with Cobar High School’s 2016 Dux Award at the school’s end of year presentations last Wednesday.
Cobar High School principal Safija Bristina presented the award to Bryan as the school’s highest ranking academic student.
Ms Bristina said the school’s end of year presentations were an important way to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the students over the past year.
She said many had earned their awards not from talent alone, but from working hard, persisting and learning from their mistakes.
Principals awards, sporting awards, academic performance awards, encouragement awards, perpetual awards and scholarships were handed out to students from Years 7 to 12.
Among the presentations were: Year 12, 1995 Award for Consistency and Participation—Connor McLeod; Kath Miles Memorial Award for Cooperation and Services—Thomas Jones; Reuben F Scarf Award for Commitment—Niamh Urquhart; CHS Ex-Student Award for Achievement—Connor McLeod; 1988 Year 12 Award for Best All Rounder in the Junior School—Abby Carswell; Caltex Award for Best All Rounder in the Senior School—Bryan Mitchell; Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Awards—Makaila Gordon (Year 10) and Niamh Urquhart (Year 12); AM Burgess Scholarships—Haleigh Thornton and Jye Robinson; Student Representative Council Award for Contribution & Effort—Makaila Gordon; JKM Dynamic Fitness Citizenship Awards—Owen Potter and Emily Carswell; Bill Venner Memorial Award for History—Connor McLeod; Paul Cotterill Award for Interest and Participation in Several Sports by a Boy—Nicholas Buckman; Cath Carroll Award for Interest and Participation in Several Sports by a Girl—Zoe Carter; Bruce Mitchell Award for Outstanding Sportsmanship by a Boy—Bryan Mitchell; Jan Mitchell Award for Outstanding Sportsmanship by a Girl—Abby Carswell; Bill and Chatie Prisk Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Sportsperson in 2016—Hannah Carroll; Pierre de Coubertin Award for Sporting Achievements and Demonstration of Endeavours which are consistent with the aims of the Olympic Movement—Makaila Gordon; NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge Award for Excellence and Involvement in School Sport—Dylan Boland; Anita Salter (nee Winders) Memorial Award for Outstanding Participation in Sport—Brennah Aumua; and a Western School Sport Association Blue Medal was presented to Hannah Carroll for 1st in Discus in the Combined High School Athletics State Carnival.