Wagga High School has celebrated its finest young athletes with its highest sporting honour.
The Blue Award is presented to those who represented NSW in school sport or won a medal at a NSW Combined High Schools carnival, and 11 athletes received the honour at Wagga High on Wednesday.
Leila Wadley, Hannah Mison and Kipchumba Langat were recognised for their athletics feats, while Jordan Little and Bronte Prestage received awards for their touch football exploits and Rex Gallaher and Lauren Nugent were honoured following their water polo success.
Cayleb Dunne-Argus (cross country), Josh Staines (cricket), Meg Senior (swimming) and Zahli Meriton (Australian Rules Football) also received awards.
Jordan Little, who represented NSWCHS at the National Youth Championships in September, said winning the award was very special.
“It means a lot, especially to my family, making them proud,” he said.
“They’ve always been really supportive of me.”
Former Wagga High student and current Australian under 21 hockey representative Dylan Martin was the guest speaker.
Martin had returned home to train, while inspiring his old school’s next wave of budding athletes after winning the Sultan of Johor Cup with the Australian under 21 team late last month.