Congratulations to Mary Clare Perez (Year 12) who was selected by Archbishop Anthony Fisher to be awarded the 2017 Archbishop’s Award for Student Excellence. The award is issued to one Year 12 candidate in each Catholic secondary school, who is a practicing Catholic, and gives witness to their Christian values, through actively contributing to the faith life of their parish and school.
The citation that was read by William Simpson before Mary Clare received her award is as follows:
Mary Clare is a deeply committed Catholic who has contributed strongly to the faith life of the College and her Parish. She is a reader at Sunday Mass and is a member of the College’s Catechist volunteer programme. She participates in the College Choir for all liturgical events. In addition, she leads liturgical music for community prayer before school on a weekly basis and is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. She is actively involved in the Parish Youth for Christ Youth Group and has been involved in social Justice issues such as refugee rights awareness raising.
Congratulations to Ms Kate Penfold and the Year 11 vocal group – John Prasad, Koe Evangelista, Stephanie Bernardo, Maxine Lopez, Kathleen Mezentsef and Brien Sea on keyboard – who performed at the Archbishop’s Awards, as part of the musical interlude. They performed ‘Oceans’ by Joel Houston. They sounded amazing, and many guests complimented the students’ performance.