Award for South West achievers

Nicolette BarbasSouth Western Times
Commercial cookery student Julie McNamara was awarded the South West Student of the Year.
Camera IconCommercial cookery student Julie McNamara was awarded the South West Student of the Year.

South Regional TAFE has named its major award winners at their annual awards for excellence, recognising the college’s highest-achieving students from the South West region.

Following the cancellation of the much-anticipated awards night, students were presented with their awards individually.

Taking home the highest regional honour, commercial cookery student Julie McNamara was awarded the South West Student of the Year.

Ms McNamara was nominated by her lecturer for her achievement of high standards in theory work and her capability in the kitchen.

The Collie mum of seven returned to TAFE at the beginning of 2019 to complete a diploma in commercial cookery.

Now having completed her course she has started her own catering and mobile wood-fired pizza business, Wildrose Catering and hopes to one day open her own restaurant.

Two Bunbury students, Maitland Hill and Brody Stallard were presented with overall awards.

Mr Hill was awarded the Certificate IV in New Small Business and was also named overall Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year.

Mr Stallard, who studied for the Certificate II in Engineering Fabrication Trade was awarded overall Apprentice of the Year.

South Regional TAFE managing director Sue Lapham congratulated the award winners for their hard work, dedication and application and wished them a happy and rewarding future.

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