Geoffrey Drury received the  Student of the Year Award for Eidsvold State School.
Geoffrey Drury received the Student of the Year Award for Eidsvold State School. Marissa Newman

Inspiration from his father helps Geoffrey succeed

EIDSVOLD State School held its annual awards night recently to recognise students for their achievements during the academic year.

It was a very special night, with one of the highlights being principal Graeme Weatherburn playing the didgeridoo with a student on stage.

The Student of the Year Award this year went to Year 12 student Geoffrey Drury.

The Michelle D'Arcy Memorial Student of the Year is presented to a student who continually demonstrates the four values that underpin the positive behaviour learning expectations at Eidsvold State School.

Geoffrey was shocked when his name was called for the award.

He said he never expected to receive it.

"It is the biggest thing I have ever achieved,” he said.

Geoffrey was humbled when he received the award.

"I have only been here since the start of high school. I know a lot of people and I never really expected this,” he said.

Once Geoffrey finishes school, he hopes to get a trade as a mechanic.

"I work in the shed with my father,” he said.

Geoffrey is extremely passionate about his dream to become a mechanic.

"It started off with helping my dad out at the shed and now it's grown,” he said.

Geoffrey shared some words of wisdom that were passed down from his father with other students.

"Always be a determined worker, always give it your best and always work for what you want,” he said.

These words have inspired Geoffrey throughout his schooling and helped him achieve Student of the Year at his school.

The student leadership team was also announced for next year at the awards night.

Next year's team will continue to lead the school in a positive way, as well as bring fresh and new ideas to the school.


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