Two Griffith High Year 12 students played starring roles in the recent Regional World Skills Competition in Wagga.
Every two years, regional competitions are held test the skills and knowledge of more than 4000 apprentices, trainees and students, who have the chance to win gold, silver and bronze medals and go on to compete at a national level.
Samuela Lemoto and Aduny Takele, both 17, displayed their culinary skills at the Wagga competition in Kildare Catholic School.
Aduny took out a bronze medal and Sam a participation certificate, while both men received strong praise from David Crelley, senior pathways officer at the Department of Education.
“They were wonderful ambassadors for Griffith High School, their teachers and their families”.
“The boys were beautifully presented and their interpersonal skills and manners were impeccable”.
The good news for Griffith – both students are planning to settle down in Griffith, and use their skills to add to the town’s dining out scene.
“I plan to go to university in Canberra or Wollongong, and then come back to Griffith to run my own cafe”.
Aduny also plans to work in the industry in Griffith.
Mr Crelley offered his congratulations to Joytika Maharaj and Patrick Lane for preparing the students for the competition.
“Thanks also to Luke and Fabiola from Limone Restaurant for the time and energy they so generously gave to prepare the boys as well”.
“It is a wonderful learning experience for the students and teachers and a great way to promote the value of VET in our schools”.
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