Governor of Tasmania honoured guest at ceremony

LAST month saw Guilford Young College (GYC) host a distinguished guest at its biggest celebration of the year.

Held on 15 March, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania, was the guest of honour at the college’s Ceremony of Commendation.

Governor Warner delivered the keynote address and presented awards.

She encouraged students to embrace the future and move forward with confidence and purpose.

The Ceremony of Commendation is held annually on or near the anniversary of the death of the eighth Archbishop of Hobart Sir Guilford Young (1916-1988).

Among the awards announced was the Principal’s Award (all-round excellence), Dux of the College (academic), the Trowunna Award (cultural) and the Pierre de Coubertin Award (sport).

Principal Craig Deayton said the occasion recognised and celebrated academic, training, cultural, faith, service and sporting achievements by students and staff from last year.

“We are very proud of the ongoing academic and life results that GYC students consistently achieve and our Ceremony of Commendation is fitting acknowledgement,” he said.

“We are very grateful that Governor and Mr Warner honoured us with their presence.

“It is a very special highlight in our 2018 college life.”

Guilford Young College is Tasmania’s only senior secondary Catholic coeducational college.

Caption: Three of the major award winners, from left, Megwyn Mosenthal (Dux), Sophie Sliskovic (Principal’s Award) and Zoey McKenzie (Pierre de Coubertin).