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TAFE honours its brightest and best

Wednesday, 8th April, 2009

Jonathon Bishop and Byron Hooker will take out the top honours at the local TAFE awards night tonight. Electrical apprentice Jonathon Bishop will receive the Barrier Industrial Council Excellence award for achieving the highest average mark in a Trade Course. Diploma of Business Administration student Byron Hooker will receive the Business Broken Hill Medal of Excellence Award. This award is given to an outstanding graduating student who has completed a Business Studies Course. The 86th Presentation of Awards will be held at the Whitehouse Convention Centre at 7pm and will recognise about 280 graduating students.

Other awards recipients include:

Penelope Smith - TAFE Finance Award for the most academically outstanding student in a Finance Course; Randall Wheatley - HL Keelan Award for achieving the highest average mark at all stages of a Certificate Course; Timothy Barraclough - Bobos Engineering Apprentice of the Year Award for the most outstanding apprentice in an Engineering Fabrication Trade course; Brooke Lance will receive the Australian Business Limited Apprenticeship Centre Award for the most outstanding effort in a retail traineeship course; Samuel Muscat and Maureen North will receive the BH Community Credit Union Award, given to two students for consistent achievement and commitment to their studies in an Information Technology Course;

Christie Johnston - Tess Alfonzi Memorial Award given to an outstanding female student in a Management course; Benjamin Brown - Country Energy Award for consistent achievement and outstanding effort all year in an Automotive Mechanical Technology course; Jade Manly - Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery Award for excelling in a Fine Arts course; Randall Wheatley - Barrier Daily Truth Award for a high level of achievement across all areas of a Web Design course; James Ziliotto - Navalmen's Association Bruce Smith Memorial Award for the highest average grade in a Fitting and Machining Apprenticeship Course; The Browzers Bookshop awards will go to Kristy Murphy, Lindsay Dunn, Janet Hogan, Angelica Davidson and Jennifer Friend. Matt Dart - Consolidated Plant and Quarries Award for best performance in Stage II of a General Construction Course; Dennis Mannion - Gerald Spain Building Contractors Award for consistent effort in Certificate III Construction Apprentice; Haylee Rogers - Lions Club Award for consistent effort and achievement in an Information Technology course; Boden King - Cavpower Award for consistent effort over 2 years in a Plant/Heavy Vehicle Course; Nathan Rayner - Commonwealth Motors Award for consistent effort over 2 years of a Light Vehicle Course; David Daniele - Silver City Motors Award for consistent performance in a Light Vehicle Automotive Trade Course; Cameron Mannion - Blackwoods Award for commitment and effort in an Engineering Fabrication Trade Course; Shannon Electrics & J & GC Piovesana Electrical Contractors Awards for best performance in an Electrical Trade Course will be awarded to: Stage 1 - Corey Larkin; Stage 2 - Logan Gilby; Stage 3 - Scott Arnold; Stage 4 - Ashley Hutton; Jorge Ovedio will receive the Musicians' Club Award to an outstanding graduating student in a Hospitality Kitchen Operations Certificate II Course; Patsy-Ann McAvaney and Joshua Tracey will receive the Barrier Social Democratic Club Awards for completing Certificate III and II in hospitality; Jack Attrill will receive the Bundella Award for consistent achievement and effort in an apprenticeship hospitality course;

Adam Barrett will receive the John Glasson Memorial Award. This is a Tourism and Hospitality initiative, awarded as an Encouragement Award to a Hospitality student for consistency, commitment and dedication in their course. This award was donated by the Tourism & Hospitality Faculty at Broken Hill. Kate Lithgow - the Lauren Murphy-Clarke Memorial Award. This is a Broken Hill TAFE College initiative, awarded as an Encouragement Award to a Trainee student for academic achievement, community involvement and personal skills displayed in their course. Nominees for the Institute Award (Outstanding Graduating Student) are: Byron Hooker - Diploma of Business Administration; Jade Manly - Certificate IV in Fine Arts;Haylee Rogers - Certificate III in Information Technology (Software Applications) Traineeship; Simon Bennett - Diploma in Information Technology (Websites); Randall Wheatley - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Websites). Aboriginal Student of the Year: Haylee Rogers - Certificate III in Information Technology (Software Applications) Traineeship and Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking); Jordi Fusi - Certificate II in Business, Certificate III in Finance and Certificate IV in Business (Governance); World Skills Medal Awards for excellence at the WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Web Design: Bronze Medal Winner - Simon Bennett. Tonight's awards will recognise students from Broken Hill, Wilcannia and Menindee.

* Acting Area Manager of TAFE Broken Hill, Wayne Stewart, with Barrier Industrial Council Excellence Award winner Jonathon Bishop (left) and Business Broken Hill Medal of Excellence Award winner Byron Hooker.

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