GIYANHA DIRRABUU MURRI AWARDS
Bevan French - Outstanding Sportsman, Secondary School
In his time at primary school, Bevan won many awards for his success in a number of sports. In 2009 he was also named Inverell Young Citizen of the Year as part of the Australia Day Awards. Now Bevan is one of our students at Inverell High School and he has continued to excel in a number of areas including sport. We are fortunate to have such an outstanding athlete, Bevan French, as part of our student body. It is not only Bevan's sporting prowess that stands him above other but his sportsmanship and willingness to mentor others which endears him as an excellent role model to young Indigenous Australians.
Mim Latham_Award for Outstanding Contribution to Educational Achievement by a Non- Aboriginal Staff Member.
Mim Latham, has clearly demonstrated initiative and commitment to creating a climate of improved respect between Aboriginal students and school staff at Inverell High School. With the support of in-school staff and community members and organisations, she has implemented programs that have led to Aboriginal students being more engaged and successful with their schooling.