Parliamentarian Vicki Ward spoke last week in the Legislative Assembly about attending the Festivcal of Music at Eltham High School.
“Eltham High School, as this place well knows, has a strong history of music excellence. The performance on this night, as it was on the Thursday night before, was nothing short of outstanding,” Ms Ward said.
“One of the real joys of being an MP is seeing the development of young people over the years.
“I see them as year 7 students just starting to learn their instruments with nervousness in their first performance and pride in their achievement, and I see the development of these skills all the way to year 12.
“I want to pay particular regard to these excellent Eltham High School students who have performed for the last time at this annual event: Tobi Azeez, Benjamin Bahlen, Jes Broeren, William Burgess, April Butterworth, Lidia Byrne, Stephanie Deague-Hall, Jack Dimech, Declan Ditchfield, Benjamin Evans, James Farrough, Peter Frampton, Hannah Glynatsis, Jade Gregg, Amy Harris, Drew Holland, George Hubbard, Bailey Hume, Isabel Longworth, Indigo McKinnon, Marcus McLennan, Harrison Petrou, Ailish Sells, Hannah Smith, Madeline Vincent-Gilmartin, Anna Weeding and Georgia Williver.
I congratulate them all on their contribution to the music program over the years and their wonderful performances on the night. I
wish them all the best for their upcoming exams and their future careers,” Ms Ward said.