On Friday 14th October MADALAH staff, scholars, mentors, corporates, and supporters came together for the 2022 Student Showcase at Crown Towers Perth for what was an amazing celebration of many wonderful talents! It was also an opportunity to thank all of our corporate partners and supporters.
Canapes and drinks were enjoyed throughout the evening, providing many conversations and networking between students, corporates, MADALAH staff and mentors.
Guests were able to purchase ties, scarves, lanyards and gift cards at the merchandise stall assisted by MADALAH students. The stall included artwork designs from four of our current scholars; Grace Dimer a Year 8 scholar from Penrhos College (‘Lake Perkolilli’), Kylie Champion a Year 11 scholar from Iona Presentation College (‘Story of My Tribe’), Montgomery Petterson a Year 11 scholar from Trinity College (‘Canning Stock Route’) and Brooklyn Cowdrey a Year 10 scholar from St Mary’s Anglican Girls School (‘People of the Future’). This gave everyone the opportunity on the night to take a little piece of MADALAH home with them!
To commence the formalities, The Moorditj Mob dancers from Wesley College set the scene as guests were mesmerized by their dancing and weaving through the crowd, accompanied by a moving performance from Trinity College’s Sounds of the Didgeridoo group comprised of Emmet Hodder-Ryan, Tryse Rioli, George Warmdean and Colby Sibosado. Olman Walley provided an inspiring Welcome to Country and then joined the Didgeridoo group for their final performance.
The MC for the night was Guildford Grammar Year 12 scholar and now MADALAH Alumnus Jalen Coppin who did an amazing job keeping the guests informed and entertained with his humour throughout the night.
The night also showcased performances from the Ngala Maya dancers from Penrhos College, Aquinas College students performing a traditional cultural dance and a very special Youth Leadership student collaboration which featured MADALAH’s own Rhys Bedford, leading the group with Dallmyn Kelly, Lavinia Mckenna, Lewis Nannup, Ben Stack, TJ Walker, Zack Levi and the band members from South Summit!
MADALAH’s Youth Leaders, our Student Councillors, then took to the stage; Head Girl Jorjah Walley and Lavinia McKenna (Perth College), Tyson Crawford (Wesley College), Brooklyn Cowdrey (St Mary’s Anglican Girls School), Montgomery Petterson and Oshay Calgaret (Trinity College). They each addressed the guests with their own personal journey and delivered heartfelt and inspiring speeches.
A special thank you to our corporate partners who attended, our sponsors IGO and South32, our emerging leaders and students who performed and Graphic Source for their ongoing support. It was a wonderful event enjoyed by all!