Dubbo students have excelled up at the TAFE NSW Western RTO’s annual Outstanding Graduating Student Awards (OGSA) for 2016, with seven students recognised at a special ceremony in Orange yesterday.
Certificate III in Accounts Administration student Rowan Jayasuriya picked up two awards, finishing runner-up in the main prize, the Outstanding Graduating Student of the Year Award, while also being named TVET Student of the Year.
Diploma of Enrolled Nursing Student Angie Brown won two awards, crowned Aboriginal Student of the Year and also Aboriginal Vocational Student of the Year.
“These graduates are nominated by our teachers and recognise our most passionate, dedicated, industrious and skilful students,” TAFE NSW Regional General Manager Kate Baxter said.
“Rowan was an exemplary student and finished just behind Orange Certificate III Commercial Cookery student Donna Fitzgerald in the top prize – the Outstanding Graduating Student of the Year Award.
“Rowan thoroughly deserves this recognition because he continually demonstrated leadership skills and knowledge while at TAFE that made him an outstanding student, juggling school and work commitments with aplomb.
“Right from the moment she enrolled at TAFE, Angie was the most eager person in the Diploma of Enrolled Nursing course. She had a driving ambition to succeed and what makes her success even greater was she completed her courses with distinction while working and being a single parent to three children.”
Other Dubbo students successful in the awards included Ella Bass, Jeramiah Carter, Dannielle Smith, Garry Pitman and Luke Moody, while Certificate IV Wool Classing student Laura Offley was presented with a TAFE NSW Ambassador Prize.
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