A FORMER Horsham College student has been recognised for his outstanding efforts during his final year of school.
Eden Hahne-Hawker has received an engagement award for his work in the college’s satellite VCAL program.
Horsham College assistant principal of alternate programs Adam Ross said Eden put in a huge effort.
“His attendance in the program was great, above 90 per cent, and he also completed work experience at Hopper Electrics,” he said.
“His hard work helped him gain an apprenticeship as a butcher late last year and he now works for Mid City Meats.”
Mr Ross said it was always fantastic to recognise the students in alternate programs.
“These students are working really hard and it is great for them to be rewarded,” he said.
Horsham Rural City councillor Josh Koenig presented the award on behalf of council on Thursday.
Eden said he was pleased to win the award.
“It tried really hard throughout the year and it paid off,” he said.
“It was a journey and a half but the teachers kept me on the ball and I thank them for always supporting me.”
College satellite VCAL co-ordinator Sue Radford said Eden had brilliant attendance at school and was genuinely polite.
“He really got something out of satellite VCAL – it got him to the point of employment,” she said.