LEFT: Cerebral palsy sufferer Patrick Walden was the inspiring guest speaker at Coolum High School's Annual Academic Awards last week. contributed
STUDENTS, parents and teachers at Coolum High's Academic Awards night last week were treated to an inspirational address from guest speaker and cerebral palsy sufferer Patrick Walden.
Living with a physical disability has never stopped Patrick following his passions and achieving his dreams.
He recently completed his Graduate Diploma of Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast and has secured teaching contracts at Coolum High School.
The 28th annual awards night was a time for Coolum High students' academic, sporting and creative achievements to be publicly recognised.
Kristen Boshammer equalled the 2010 achievement of her brother Aaron by being named 2012 Dux.
The 2013 school captains are Amy Roese and Carter Kraaijmaat, who will be supported by vice-captains Akala Douglas and Sam Yarwood.
Presidents of the student council are Yaniqui Kotzur and Finbar Fuller.
Creative Excellence Awards
Artist of the Year Middle School: Levi Hunter
Artist of the Year Senior School: Brooke Page
Performer of the Year Middle School: Vaughn Lynch
Performers of the Year Senior School: Amber Faith and Levi Wilcox
Musician of the Year Middle School: Clancy McMahon
Musician of the Year Senior School: Brooke Page
Public Speaker of the Year
Junior: Thomas Yarwood
Senior: Kali Crofts
Leadership and Citizenship Awards
Middle School: Chandler Sweetman
Senior School: Amber-Rose Faith
Lions Leadership Award: Kali Crofts
Caltex Best All Rounder Award: Brooke Page
Rotary Best All Rounder Awards:
Year 8: Conor Burrows
Year 9: Gemma Hauck
Year 10: Brianna Noel
Year 11: Akala Douglas
Year 12: Lachlan Albrecht
Glen Elmes Encouragement Award: Dylan Findlay
Environmental and Sustainability Award: Georgia Berry
Bendigo Bank Year 8 Mathematics Bursary: Peter Doughty
ADF Leadership and Teamwork Awards
Year 10: Sophee Pascoe
Year 11: Yaniqui Kotzur
Year 12: Brooke Page
School to Work Award
Acclaim Trainee of the Year: Reece Abrahams
Busy at Work Trainee of the Year: Cameron Edwards
Student Leaders 2013
School Captains: Amy Roese and Carter Kraaijmaat
Vice-captains: Akala Douglas and Sam Yarwood
Presidents of the Student Council: Yaniqui Kotzur and Finbar Fuller
Dux 2012: Kristen Boshammer