Former students still proud to be called a Westie
IT'S five years since James Nash State High School captains Quinn Edwards and Keely Powell were Gympie West State School students, but they still remember how great it was to be a Westie.
Quinn and Keely were the guest presenters of Gympie West's April Aussie of the Month awards at a special parade last Wednesday.
Quinn spoke to the students about his time at Gympie West, saying he is still "a Westie through and through”.
He told them that you can do anything you set your mind to - dream big and you never know where you might end up.
Keely, who was Gympie West vice-captain five years ago, congratulated the students on their hard work and told them to keep trying as all that hard work will be noticed and will pay off.
Fellow James Nash students Bella Menzies and Declan Nicolls were also there to present the Aussies of the Month with their medals and certificates.
PREP: Aleaha Baker - Aleaha is a kind and caring classmate. She always comes to school with a smile and greets others politely. Aleaha is a great role model for her friends and treats everyone with respect. Well done, Aleaha.
Year 1: Jasmine Whittaker - Jasmine is a great role model for her peers. She is a quiet achiever, who completes her work independently. She can be relied upon to set a high standard.
Jasmine is polite and courteous and is always ready to give everything her best effort. She doesn't give up if things get too hard, she asks for help and tries again. Well done, Jasmine.
Year 2: Jack Scanlan - For always being a hard working and conscientious student. Jack is always displaying the school mantra of Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be a Learner. He is always kind and caring towards other students as well as staff. Thank you for always being bright and happy.
Year 3: Cartia Kelly - Cartia has worked so well this year. She strives to do her best in all areas of her school. Cartia is also a kind and helpful class member. A great asset to 3T.
Year 4: Alexis Brady - For her dedication to learning demonstrated through continuously impeccable bookwork, engagement in class and successful results. Congratulations Alexis, you should feel very proud.
Year 5: Indiana Wintle-Legge - Academically, Indiana excels. Not only does she have a natural aptitude for learning but her interest and consistent effort ensures she achieves great results in all subjects, in particular, mathematics. Not only is Indiana an excellent scholar, her behaviour is also excellent.
She is always polite and respectful to staff and peers, is always willing to help in the classroom and is kind and courteous. Yet another reason Indiana is so deserving of this award is that she is involved in many extracurricular activities such as music and sport - playing in the school band and representing Gympie West in zone trials. Indiana is an excellent example of what is expected of a Gympie West State School student. It is a privilege to be her teacher.
Year 6: Laila Qdemat - Laila is a fantastic role model for not only Year 6 but across the whole school. She treats all students and staff respectfully at all times. Furthermore, she is a great school community member who volunteers her time to many events and causes which help to make the school a better place.
Year 6: Grace Visberg-Munro - For a great display of leadership skills and always being a positive role model for her peers, both in the classroom and out of the classroom. Grace always tries her best.