Students tops in sport

TOP ATHLETES: Byron Bay High School students (from left) Lorne Greenlaw, Kirsten Ogden and Marlie Campton.
TOP ATHLETES: Byron Bay High School students (from left) Lorne Greenlaw, Kirsten Ogden and Marlie Campton.

THREE students from Byron Bay High School have been awarded the prestigious Sports Recognition award for 2012.

The students, swimmer Lorne Greenlaw, surfer Kirsten Ogden and runner Marlie Campton, will receive their awards at a special lunch for all North Coast recipients in Ballina on December 3.

The awards are given to students who have achieved outstanding results at state championships and represented the North Coast on at least three occasions with distinction.

Lorne has competed ay regional, state and national championships and according to Byron Bay High School sports organiser Kelley Caoyonan, he is a self-motivated athlete who has the "eye of the tiger" in competition.

"Lorne shows true sportsmanship in and out of the pool and has represented the school from 2009 to 2012," she said.

He has made the NSW CHS championships every year and has medalled at every meet.

Ms Caoyonan said Kirsten was a "quiet achiever" who was a talented surfer and self-motivated in her quest to achieve her goals.

Kirsten has represented the school from 2009 to 2012 and in 2010 she won the female solo event was part of the NSW team which went on to win.

"She is a great role model for younger girls trying to achieve similar goals in an often male-dominated sport," Ms Caoyonan said.

"Marlie is a competitive athlete and her early results indicate that she is someone who will rise to the very top of her sport.

"A gifted and talented runner she has achieved national standards at a very young age."

Marlie has smashed all records held for 12-14 years girls in the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m on the North Coast and she is the 2011/2012 state champion for both the 800m and 1500m events.

Ms Caoyonan said that when Marlie was on the running track she came alive and trained and competed with intensity.

Community Diary: What's on around Tweed?

CROWNING GLORY: Ivy You showing off one of her beautiful orchids. The annual Tweed District Orchid Show will be held at the Tweed Civic Centre on Saturday, November 5 -6. Doors open at 8.30am, with entry costing $3. Plants will be available for sale at this fully judged show after a season which organisers say has seen an extraordinary display of orchids.

Community Diary: What's on around Tweed

Gold Coast unit blaze: Woman taken to hospital

Fire caused damage to units either side of building

Turnbull! It's time to stand up for regional Australia

We're hoping this cartoon gets your attention Mr Turnbull! Artwork: Peter Broelman

It's time for Turnbull to prove he'll stand for regional Australia

Local Partners

Hacksaw Ridge leads AACTA Awards nominations

Andrew Garfield and Teresa Palmer in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

MEL Gibson's wartime drama opens in cinemas next week.

ABBA to reunite for virtual live experience


ABBA have confirmed they are to reunite - in virtual reality form

Hugh Laurie receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie and his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Blake Lively hosts 40th party for Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively throws husband Ryan Reynold's 40th birthday bash

What's on the big screen this week

Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from the movie Doctor Strange.

MARVEL'S latest superhero Doctor Strange makes his debut.

Trump 'worked like hell' to pick up John Travolta's wife

John Travolta and Kelly Preston

Trump wrote comments in tribute to Travolta's son Jett

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June