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Gold and Silver Leaders Investiture 2014

21/02/2014
Guest speaker Melissa Holman with student leaders
​Guest speaker Melissa Holman with student leaders Coran Smith, Aaron Wieden and Todd White

The investiture of Harristown State High School's Gold and Silver Leaders for 2014 occurred this week in the Assembly Hall. The ceremony opened with a Welcome to Country and the National Anthem, proudly performed by the Ensemble.

Mr Ken Green, in his Principal’s Address, expanded on the key values woven into our Gold and Silver Leaders Pledge. Attitude, participation and diligence were the main values highlighted in his address; values that will be vital in our leader’s roles. He concluded his address with his hopes for this year’s leaders: “We have young women, and young men on our stage, who are not only have good reputation, but they are of good character.    I wish our leaders well as being leaders of good character.”

Ms Melissa Holman, from the class of 2010, was welcomed as Guest Speaker. A former All Rounder and Dux recipient, she is currently studying to become a Secondary Education Teacher with a dual degree in Exercise and Movement Sciences.

Ms Holman recollected her time as a 2010 Gold Leader, sharing a few of her many activities. She reminded students that Harristown State School is the school of choice and all it takes is the right attitude and organisation to take advantage of the opportunities offered while at school.

Ms Holman took a moment to congratulate this year’s leaders and gave them words of advice. She encouraged our leaders: “Take opportunities with the upmost responsibility and just remember you don’t have to sacrifice your other interests. You can do everything with just the right attitude”.

The Gold and Silver Leaders took the Pledge of Office after being presented with their badges by Ms Holman. School Captains, Emity Bayntun and Lachlan Porter, introduced the Student Leaders' focus for 2014: “We as leaders embrace Harristown’s vision of Engage, Achieve and Excel, in the aim to be one step closer to making Harristown State High School the school of choice. Our goal for this year can be condensed into a single phrase: 'Twenty Fourteen is our year to be seen'."

The School Vice-Captains, Myra De Smet and Mitchel Schoemaker gave a vote of thanks to Melissa Holman, presenting her a gift of appreciation for her contribution to our school. They thanked parents and families for their support and closed the ceremony with enthusiastic smiles.

Congratulations to our Hawk Leaders on a momentous Gold and Silver Leaders’ Investiture. ​