Jessie, Matthew, and Ben with their graduation cake.
Jessie, Matthew, and Ben with their graduation cake.

Students celebrated at Inclusivity Awards

KINGAROY State High School held its annual Inclusivity Awards ceremony on Wednesday and also celebrated the graduation of four Year 12 students.

The school’s Inclusion Program deputy Helen Beresford said she was proud of her students’ efforts throughout the year.

“Today was about the children with additional needs finishing school and we had this event so they could celebrate with their peers and families,” she said.

“We wanted to acknowledge students who are anxious about getting awards at awards night by handing them out in front of a much smaller and more familiar crowd.”

This year’s special guest speaker was Leigh Islaub, who has an award named after her.

Special guest speaker Leigh Islaub presents her speech with the help of her aunt and friend.
Special guest speaker Leigh Islaub presents her speech with the help of her aunt and friend.

Award winners and graduates

The Isalaub Award for a junior student went to Kalila.

The Isalaub Award for a senior student went to Stephen.

Achievement awards were presented to Ben, Jasmine, Lachlan, Cohen, and Alisha.

Encouragement awards were presented to Shakara and Samantha.

STAR Awards were presented to Kobe and John.

The four graduating students are Jessie, Ben, Matthew, and Stephen (who was unable to attend the awards ceremony).

Jessie is one of the graduates from the Kingaroy State High School Inclusive Program.
Jessie is one of the graduates from the Kingaroy State High School Inclusive Program.

Jessie, Matthew, and Ben celebrate their graduation from Kingaroy State High School’s Inclusive Program with Helen Beresford, Leigh Islaub, and Ashley Roediger.
Jessie, Matthew, and Ben celebrate their graduation from Kingaroy State High School’s Inclusive Program with Helen Beresford, Leigh Islaub, and Ashley Roediger.

Matthew graduates from Kingaroy State High School’s Inclusive Program.
Matthew graduates from Kingaroy State High School’s Inclusive Program.

Kalila is presented with her Islaub Award by Sue Francis and Leigh Islaub.
Kalila is presented with her Islaub Award by Sue Francis and Leigh Islaub.

Ben celebrates his graduation from the Kingaroy State High School Inclusive Program.
Ben celebrates his graduation from the Kingaroy State High School Inclusive Program.
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