(ABOVE: Trivia night winners Deb Wright, Kelly Henry, Jacque Wall, Jenna Symes, Cameron Pitkin, Trisha Pitkin, Jo Stiller, Jodie Hall, Rachel Walsh, Alex Hall and Ross Stiller kept Santa happy with their Christmas music knowledge.)


IT LOOKS like the kids from Wandoan State School have been good this year if the results of Friday night’s Christmas In July Trivia Night are anything to go by!

Parents & Citizens Association President Greg Zillman estimates the event, which attracted more than 80 people, will make about $5000 profit to help subsidise the Wandoan State School high school students’ trip to Cairns in early September.

“Every four years, the high school has a major camp, but we made the decision last year to head to a Queensland destination given the Covid restrictions, so they’re off to Cairns,” he said.

“We’ve been fundraising all year from car washing to catering to sorting cans after the Wandoan Show and the trivia night was the pinnacle of this.

“A huge thanks goes to Senex Energy for not only sponsoring the night, but for also sending a team along to compete.”


“This trip is a huge event and will be the first time many of the students have flown on a plane, so we really appreciate Senex making Friday night possible and contributing to this opportunity for our kids.

“A big shout out goes to Santa, aka quiz master extraordinaire Mick Fry, who kept the crowd entertained and fined a few tables that ended up on his naughty list!

“We must also thank Santa’s Elf Lis Irwin who is also the PE teacher. Lis has put a lot of energy and time into organising the trip with Jack Mathewson and helping parents and students with all our fundraising.”

Senex community relations manager Trevor Robertson said Senex Energy was proud to help deliver the trivia night.

“Not only will this allow Wandoan’s students to go further afield than some of them have ever been, the trivia night was also a good opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy some time with each other.

“These kids may become the leaders of Wandoan and surrounding communities in the decades to come and Senex is grateful to be able to help them experience more of the broader world.”


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