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School staff receive Aus awards

School principal Darrin Edwards with his Australia Day Achievement Award.
School principal Darrin Edwards with his Australia Day Achievement Award. Renee Pilcher

THERE was double reason to celebrate at James Nash State High yesterday, with two of its staff recognised in the 2012 Australia Day awards.

Principal Darrin Edwards received an Australia Day Achievement Award for his significant contribution to the Department of Education and Training and to the wider community.

And the school's computer technician, rural fire brigade volunteer Ted Uebergang, received an Australia Day Achievement Medallion for providing information to the community in support of disaster management and dedication in supporting air operations during fire management activities.

A "surprised" Ted said yesterday he had volunteered with the rural fire brigade for the past 15 years and is the first officer of the Veteran brigade.

He is a qualified air observer and last year spent 100 hours in the air mapping fire danger points in the region.

Darrin said he was proud and humbled to be recognised in the awards.

A letter from Education Queensland director-general Julie Grantham cited Darrin's "outstanding commitment to creating a learning environment that enables all to flourish and reach their potential at James Nash State High School".

"Your professionalism, dedication and strong leadership make you a worthwhile awardee," the letter said.

Darrin was presented his award at a private ceremony with James Nash staff and members of his family on Tuesday.

Ted's award was presented at a ceremony held in the Gympie Civic Centre yesterday.

Topics:  community education james nash state high school

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