RECENTLY 35 eager Camden Haven High School cattle team students travelled to Wingham for the 131st annual Wingham Show. It was their first show of the year and a hugely successful day on many fronts. Not only did the students receive a plethora of ribbons (or sash rash as it is known in show circles) and placings, but they worked exceptionally hard in the lead up organising themselves and equipment, whist preparing the cattle. The older students were fantastic in their role of helping and mentoring younger and new students not only on the day but in the weeks prior.
Mr Hickson, Ms Graham and Miss Cutler accompanied the students and couldn't have been more proud of how the students acquitted themselves, problem solving and working together throughout the day.
Notably, three students qualified out of 68 first class paraders for RAS Parading in Sydney, at the Easter Show, Annelieise Knaack (Year 10), Holly Dodge (Year 9), and Liana Parish (Year 8 - the youngest of the 10 paraders selected). This was a phenomenal result in incredibly tough competition. Talia Cranfield (Year 11) and Jazmin Madden (Year 8) also made it to the final.
Jaimee Ashe of Year 11 was reluctant to enter the judging competition and needing a gentle push to participate, as she was happy to work behind the scenes and prepare the cattle. Jaimee is now one of only 2 students from the Mid North Coast Region representing our zone in Junior Judging at the Sydney Royal in a week, she went on to place 1st in judging for her age and delivered an excellent Oral speech. She was named Champion Judge, a remarkable result when there were 140 students competing at the show.
This was the first show for Year 7 students and a few new older members of the Cattle Team. Connor McInnes (Year 7) was acknowledged for his teamwork and herdsperson efforts on the day. He placed 1st in the under 15 Herdsperson competition, where students are assessed all day by independent judges. He then went on to be named Reserve Champion Herdsperson at the show. This award focuses on the students' effort, commitment to the animals, teamwork and leadership all day.
All in all a truly remarkable effort from a fabulous group of young people who always represent our school and community with pride.