Hedland Senior High School’s class of 2021 celebrated their final graduation ceremony on November 17. With awards presented across the areas of study as well as various community recognition awards, students were celebrated for their final year efforts. The 2021 dux was awarded to Charisse Tagle who said although she was sad to be leaving her classmates, she was feeling relieved and looking forward to beginning her tertiary studies. “Next year I’ll be going to Curtin University and studying occupational therapy,” she said. “I’m a little nervous because I’m leaving everything I know here, but it’s a new big adventure and I’m excited.” Head prefect Merina Ndewere said finishing school felt amazing. “We had challenges this year with COVID-19, but we adapted to everything really well,” she said. “I’m going to miss everyone here so much.” Hedland Senior High School principal Jeanine Keall said the school was proud of the young adults the cohort had become. “As graduates of Hedland Senior High School, we know that they will hold their heads high as they embark on the next part of their journey and contribute positively to our Hedland community,” she said. Ms Keall thanked the staff for supporting the year 12’s during their six years of secondary schooling.