School celebrates ‘first in NSW’

A SWIMMER coming first in the State, achieving third place in their first table tennis tournament and a day that was ‘all yellow’ for charity, are among the highlights at Picnic Point High School this term.

Thomas Valassis won the 12-14 years Boys 200m Butterfly at the NSW All Schools Championships as well as placing sixth in the Boys 400m Freestyle.
He has now qualified to take part in the National School Sports Australia Games on the Gold Coast at the end of July.
The school community has also been congratulating Khloe Hunter for swimming a personal best in all of her events at the NSW Combined High Schools Swimming Championships.
Khloe was the youngest in all of her races and was awarded the Sydney South Multi Class Swimmer Medal.
Taking part in their first knockout table tennis competition, Nicholas Azrak and Riley Spanko rose to the occasion and placed third, coming up against more experienced teams from other local high schools.
Their coach, Mr Le said that despite the loss, this tournament was an invaluable learning experience.
“Competing at this level taught us the importance of strategy, focus, and handling pressure,” he said.
“We look forward to applying what we’ve learned in future competitions.”