GILES MEMORIAL AWARD:  Biggenden State School student Matthew Geissler has been recognised for his pride in the community with the annual Eaton Giles Memorial award.
GILES MEMORIAL AWARD: Biggenden State School student Matthew Geissler has been recognised for his pride in the community with the annual Eaton Giles Memorial award. Erica Murree

Another trophy to add to the family cabinet

IT CAME as a shock for Matthew Geissler when he was announced the recipient of the Eaton Giles Memorial award.

The Biggenden State School Year 6 student said he didn't know it was up for grabs.

"I wasn't even aware I had been nominated,” he said.

The award is presented annually in the primary sector by the Biggenden Lions Club in memory of Eaton Giles.

Principal Beth Everill said the winner must show pride, in the community and school and doesn't need encouragement or incentives to be involved.

"They are not necessarily the highest academic student, but try their hardest to improve in all areas of school and community life,” she said.

Mrs Everill said Matthew demonstrates a very strong sense of school and community pride and leadership.

Matthew said he likes getting out and volunteering in the community.

He can be found at the show and its canteen or at the campdraft and football games giving a hand.

Matthew said he was looking forward to going to high school

"I think it is going to be fun,” he said.

He said the trophy would go in the cabinet with all the other trophies the family has won.


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