IT was standing room only at Skillset Senior College on Wednesday, as teachers, students, family and friends gathered for the annual graduation and award presentation ceremony, held at the college.
This year marked a significant milestone for the college; 2019 was the largest cohort of Year 10 students to graduate, with 30 students receiving their Record of School Achievement (RoSA).
The presentation was also an emotional send off to the 20 graduating Year 12 students, who recently completed their HSC exams with the college.
During the ceremony, students were acknowledged with specific awards based on their strengths, which they displayed consistently throughout the year.
"This acknowledged those students who displayed attributes such as citizenship, diligence, initiative, resilience, leadership and collaboration," Chief Executive Officer of Skillset and Principal of Skillset Senior College, Craig Randazzo said.
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"Many of these students are the first in their family to complete High School education and we have no doubt that they will continue to achieve greatness as they enter into the workforce," he added.
One of the highlights of the event was the presentation of the Randazzo Award - named in honour of Mr Randazzo, not only as the founder of the college and principal at the time, but for the commitment and vision he's had for the long term prosperity of the college.
The award, now in its third year, is given to a year 12 student who displays the highest level of citizenship, scholarship and leadership.
This year, it was awarded to Rachael Brawley, who received a trophy.