Another Feast of Words had come to a close at Coonabarabran High School, with the final sessions taking place on Friday afternoon. This year we had a total of five presenters, who all added to the legacy of wonderful words floating around the place, continuing a tradition which began in 2011.
The 50 word novel competition was again a success with most students and many teachers working on this year’s theme, silver. Each year we select two entries from the junior school (Years 7, 8 ,9) and the senior school (Year 10, 11, 12), one highly commended and one overall winner. The results of this year’s 50 word novel competition are:
On Wednesday 27th March the senior debating team consisting of Harry Williams, Cobey Smith, Annabelle Shannon and Luke Bonello headed off to Gulgong for our first round of debating for the year, regrettably Hannah Meier, who is also a member of our team was unable to make this trip.
Jessie Davies will be joining our annual Feast of Words as a presenter this year which is fabulous. Hailing from a farm east of Coonabarabran, Jessie now lives in Dubbo and works as a journalist for the ABC. Her job involves reporting on the latest news from the Western Plains for television, radio and digital audiences. She says her job is fun, fast-paced and fascinating. She travels a lot for her work and earlier this year she even travelled to Norfolk Island for a month to report on the island’s growing political tensions. She’s passionate about gender equality and in her spare time she volunteers for an organisation called Country to Canberra which encourages girls from rural Australia to reach their leadership potential. Our current Year 11 female students benefited from this great program last year.