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Awards for students

Mikayla Farmers, Nhill College, and Emily Gartlan, Dimboola Memorial Secondary College, are recipients of Hindmarsh Shire Council’s latest Rae Keam awards.

Rainbow P-12 College will present its Rae Keam Award winner in the new year.

Every year, Hindmarsh Shire Council presents a $500 award to a year-12 student at each of the shire’s secondary colleges.

The awards are named after highly respected Rae Keam, Shire of Dimboola engineer from 1955 to 1979.



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After Mr Keam’s death, his wife would travel to each school presenting this award to students who demonstrated academic merit and well-rounded citizenship qualities.

The award is held in high regard at each school.

 Hindmarsh Shire mayor Ron Ismay said the council was ‘incredibly’ proud of the quality of students graduating from secondary colleges in the region.

“We’re excited that Hindmarsh Shire Council has continued to present these awards in honour of Rae,” he said.

 “We congratulate Mikayla and Emily on their achievements and wish them, and all students, all the best for their transition from high school to their next adventures.”

The entire December 23, 2020 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

The entire December 23, 2020 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!