Students pay tribute to fallen heroes
JAMES Nash State High School leaders delivered a moving Anzac tribute to more than 1400 students, staff and parents at the school on Thursday.
Captains Jared Butcher, Taylor Cross, Tia Dullard and Lachlan Humphreys and School Representative Council president Chloe Alexander conducted the service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Allied forces landing at Gallipoli.
Principal Darrin Edwards said the ceremony demonstrated that the youth of Gympie respected the contributions of our armed services to Australia's history.
Invited guests, student leaders and class representatives placed flowers and poppies during the ceremony during which the assembly was addressed by Gympie RSL Sub-branch representative Allen James.
James Nash students from the TS ONSLOW - Gympie Division Navy Cadets formed the official flag party while the school's Vocal Group and Concert Band delivered the National Anthem, Remembrance Hymn and Waltzing Matilda.
Mr Edwards said he was extremely proud of all James Nash students.
"The school leaders did an amazing job but it was the respect shown by all students in the school that makes me most proud," Mr Edwards said.
"If anyone had any doubt about how respectful this generation of young people are, then I would encourage them to come and witness a school Anzac ceremony."
James Nash State High captains are expecting a huge number of JNSH students to march at the Dawn Service and the Anzac Day parade later in the morning.
Students will also support their Concert Band which will be performing at the commemoration service at the Normanby Hill Remembrance Park, the street parade and the Citizens Meeting in Memorial Park.