Nominees invited for Hall of Fame
By NIDHI DUTT
TWEED River High School is working to recognise the achievements of past students.
A school committee is scanning nominations for this year's Hall of Fame inductee who will be announced at the school's presentation day on December 10.
The criteria for nomination is broad-ranging, but the award is given to a former student who has achieved something significant in their chosen field of endeavour.
The award is presented once a year to a nominee who is brought to the attention of the school committee by family and friends.
Acting principal Narelle Howell said that since its establishment in 1992, the Hall of Fame has served as a motivator for students.
"The Hall of Fame recognises and celebrates the achievements of our former students," said Mrs Howell.
Past Hall of Fame inductees include Australian swimmer Chris Fydler, surfer Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, Australian rugby league representative Larry Corowa and Kaelene McLennan, who has studied law and been heavily involved in the creative arts since graduating.
Award recipients are invited to attend school celebrations and presentations and speak to the community and student body. The walkway of high achievers is situated at the entrance to the school's administrative building, while inside there is a display of trophies.