Talent recognised at school awards night

Joanna Camp, winner of the Ellen Lawler Memorial Award, with Tony Lawler.
Joanna Camp, winner of the Ellen Lawler Memorial Award, with Tony Lawler.
Nick Pawlenko and Tara Williamson, GH Taylor Dux of the School medallists.

Nick Pawlenko and Tara Williamson, GH Taylor Dux of the School medallists.

RIGHT: Nicholas Oke, winner of the Bob Garling award with Mrs Garling

RIGHT: Nicholas Oke, winner of the Bob Garling award with Mrs Garling

ABOVE: Sue Lawes presents Tara Williamson with the Lila Campbell Award.

ABOVE: Sue Lawes presents Tara Williamson with the Lila Campbell Award.

Kyle Webb presenting the Aunty Bub Towney Award to Gemma Harley.

Kyle Webb presenting the Aunty Bub Towney Award to Gemma Harley.

Dominic Ambler presents Harrison Crowfoot with the Shane Jones Memorial Shield.

Dominic Ambler presents Harrison Crowfoot with the Shane Jones Memorial Shield.

Jason Gilkes, 2012 Sportsperson of the Year.

Jason Gilkes, 2012 Sportsperson of the Year.

Cody Seton receives the Principal's Award for Sportsmanship from Greg Shortis, DPS principal.

Cody Seton receives the Principal's Award for Sportsmanship from Greg Shortis, DPS principal.

Mrs Hoynes presents the LH ford Memorial Shield to Courtney Power.

Mrs Hoynes presents the LH ford Memorial Shield to Courtney Power.

Eliza Bryan, winner of the Alisa Cunningham Excellence in Performing Arts award.

Eliza Bryan, winner of the Alisa Cunningham Excellence in Performing Arts award.

Toby Munge, winner of the Dubbo Teachers' Federation Prize.

Toby Munge, winner of the Dubbo Teachers' Federation Prize.

Barbara Barrett of CWA Dubbo Branch with CWA Scholarship winner Josh Sauer.

Barbara Barrett of CWA Dubbo Branch with CWA Scholarship winner Josh Sauer.

DUBBO Public School staff, students and community members came together at the Convention Centre last Wednesday for the school's annual presentation day.

Although 2012 has, in the main, been a very good one for the school it was marred by the sad and untimely loss of our teacher, friend and colleague, Ellen Lawler.

In her memory the Ellen Lawler Memorial Award has been instituted for a student who demonstrates the qualities of care, compassion, thoughtfulness and who always does their best with a smile.

It was wonderful to have Ellen's husband, Tony Lawler, present the initial award to deserving recipient, Joanna Camp.

We were fortunate in having a number of special guests come along to present the awards and their enthusiastic and ongoing support of the school is much appreciated.

Thank you to Annette Hoynes and Gwynn Gleeson, life members of the school, Barbara Barrett of the CWA Dubbo Branch, Jeanette Garling, wife of Bob Garling, former principal of Dubbo Public School, Dubbo College principals Daryl Thompson and Stacey Exner and Dubbo Public School P&C Association president Rachael Sinclair.

Every year the teachers have great difficulty in choosing award recipients because there are so many students who deserve recognition.