Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC Governor of Tasmania will be the guest of honour at the Guilford Young College Ceremony of Commendation tonight (Thursday 15 March).

Her Excellency the Governor will deliver the keynote address and present awards.

For Guilford Young College – Tasmania’s only senior secondary Catholic coeducational college – the Ceremony of Commendation is held annually on or near the anniversary of the death of the College namesake, Archbishop Sir Guilford Young (10-11-1916 – 16-3-1988), the eighth Archbishop of Hobart.

The occasion recognises and celebrates academic, training, cultural, faith, service and sporting achievements by students and staff from last year. Among the awards to be announced will be the Principal’s Award (all-round excellence), Dux of the College (academic), the Trowunna award (cultural) and the Pierre de Coubertin award (sport).

“Academic and training results across a broad range of disciplines will be applauded,” the Principal, Mr Craig Deayton said. “So, too, will be the achievements of students through pursuits within faith, cultural, sporting and community arenas.

“We are very proud of the ongoing academic and life results that GYC students consistently achieve. Our Ceremony of Commendation is fitting acknowledgement.

“And we are very grateful that Her Excellency the Governor and Mr Warner are honouring us with their presence. It will be a very special highlight in our 2018 College life.”

This celebration which embodies the spirit and nature of Guilford Young College will be held in the Don Bosco Creative Arts Theatre, on the Glenorchy Campus, beginning at 7pm.