Students’ outstanding performance celebrated

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
St Luke’s College Karratha dux Czarina Laciste and proxime winner Bonnie Payne.
Camera IconSt Luke’s College Karratha dux Czarina Laciste and proxime winner Bonnie Payne. Credit: Picture: Caitlyn Watts

The hard work and dedication of graduating students from Karratha’s Catholic high school was recognised last week at an awards ceremony.

St Luke’s College Karratha had 27 students finish Year 12 this year with a 100 per cent graduation rate despite the challenges presented with tropical cyclone Damien and COVID-19.

The students’ outstanding performance was celebrated on Wednesday night at the college’s presentation night where their families cheered them on in the audience.

It comes after the students had a farewell assembly, graduation mass and dinner the week earlier.

Czarina Laciste received the dux award that recognised her strong academic performance.

Czarina said she was happy to win the award and said her favourite subjects at high school were human biology and chemistry.

“I’ve always liked science since I was young so it’s been fascinating to learn the ins and outs of the human body and see how it functions,” she said “Since I like science so much, I’ve decided to do a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at UWA and hopefully become a doctor.”

Czarina said she was glad to be completing her secondary studies and was proud of her fellow classmates. “I’m just really proud of my cohort for going through so much and for showing resilience and being hard working and we came out strong which is great,” she said.

Principal Alanna Otway congratulated the students and said they were on some amazing pathways.

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