Shayden Gray wins Mayoral School Achievement Medal

Wednesday 21 Nov

Concordia Year 12 student Shayden Gray has been awarded a Mayoral School Achievement Medal in recognition of his courage, hard work and achievements. Shayden was presented with the award by Mayor Paul Antonio at a ceremony on 18 October at Wilsonton State High School.

Concordia’s Director of Student Wellbeing Mr Jason Smith said Shayden was nominated for the award by Concordia for his great leadership skills and mentorship to younger students.

“Shayden is a young man who has relentlessly pursued his desire to learn and succeed,” Mr Smith said.

“This is evidenced by his completion of a Certificate II in Telecommunications and by also completing a School Based Traineeship through which he obtained a Certificate II in Retail,” he said.

Mr Smith said Shayden has an astounding technological mind which has allowed him to master a wide range of highly technical manufacturing processes at school.

“His ability to design and communicate this process has seen him excel in Technology Studies and Graphics throughout his senior studies at Concordia,” Mr Smith said.

“He also willingly volunteers his time to the Pedal Prix and F1 teams, providing technical support, and he was also a member of the backstage crew for the College Musical in 2017.”

Shayden said he was surprised when he received an invitation in the post advising him of the award.

“I wasn’t aware of the award, so I was delighted to learn that I was a recipient,” Shayden said.

“Knowing that I was recognised by the school is a great honour,” he said.