Mathew Smart (’14 Applied Engineering) & Melissa Bagnato (’14 Hair & Beauty) have been awarded Archbishop’s Awards of Excellence for Senior Students. The awards were presented during Mass at St Francis Xavier Cathedral tonight, by Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson.
Mathew and Mel were among 56 students, two from each Catholic secondary school in Adelaide, nominated for the annual Archbishop’s Awards of Excellence for Senior Students.
Both Archbishop Wilson and Director of Catholic Education SA, Dr Paul Sharkey, spoke of the importance of recognising young Catholics in this way during the Mass and presentation.
The criteria for nomination are:
- a demonstrated commitment to the Catholic faith as well as to personal excellence;
- a positive contribution to the school and wider community; and
- approaching the future with a sense of optimism and hope.
During the celebratory supper following Mass, Archbishop Wilson made special comment of the particular interest he takes in St Patrick’s Technical College and the pride he feels in the school’s achievements in assisting young people to transition from school to work.
St Patrick’s Technical College congratulates both Matthew and Melissa on their awards.