Duncraig Secondary Education Support Centre students snap up commendations at statewide photography competition

John Snowball won the Harry Butler Award in the Focus Environment competition.
The Duncraig Secondary Education Support Centre students who won awards in the Focus Environment competition.
John Snowball won the Harry Butler Award in the Focus Environment competition. The Duncraig Secondary Education Support Centre students who won awards in the Focus Environment competition.

SEVERAL Duncraig Secondary Education Support Centre students received commendations for photographs, with one winning a statewide competition.

John Snowball won the Harry Butler Award in the Focus Environment competition after his picture nest thief placed first in the WA’s habitats and ecosystems Years 7-10 category.

Ayden Ault received a third place in the sustainability in WA Years 7-10 category and William Kendall, Tom Casey-Trinder, Matthew Zscherpel, Adam Sims, Fletcher Jessett and another student, whose name was withheld, all received Lyn Beazley encouragement awards.

Principal Carol Clarke said everyone at the school was proud and excited about the awards, especially given the competition attracted more than 1200 entries.

“Having one of their peers receive the Harry Butler Award has further enhanced our students’ passion to continue to develop their skills in the hope that they may also win this prestigious competition one day,” she said.

“We are incredibly proud of all of the students who entered this competition and especially proud of John’s achievements.”

The school’s photography and multimedia programs and photography clubs provided opportunities for each student to produce work that reinforced belief in their ability and a desire to continue to develop their skills.

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