Students shine at Archbishop’s awards

Archbishop’s Awards 2016 recipients attend a prayer service at St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney. Photo: Giovanni Portelli

The Archbishop’s Awards for Student Excellence have acknowledged 49 exceptional Year 12 students from Sydney Catholic secondary schools for their contribution to their schools and communities.

Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher presented each student with a certificate and medallion at the ceremony, held at St Mary’s Cathedral College Sydney and followed by a prayer service at the Cathedral on Thursday, September 8.

Now in its 17th year, the prestigious award acknowledges students’ achievements and contribution to school life in areas including leadership, academic and sporting life, social justice, Parish life and faith, and community service. The award also recognises the personal qualities of each student with a citation prepared by the student’s school principal and read at the ceremony attended by family, school staff and peers.

Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools, Dr Dan White, said the awards were a wonderful tribute to the students, their families and their schools.

“The 2016 Archbishop’s Awards recipients epitomise the qualities we hope for in all graduates of Sydney Catholic schools: compassion, integrity, faith, leadership, a generous spirit and commitment to serving others. We commend them for their achievements and the positive impact they have on their communities.”

The recipients were:

  • Jacinta Walz, Bethany College Hurstville
  • Meleana Vakauta, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Kensington
  • Laura Spiteri, St Ursula’s College Kingsgrove
  • Georgina Henry, Loreto Kirribilli
  • Brian Massone, Marist College Kogarah
  • Liam Gilroy, St Aloysius College Milson’s Point
  • Samuel Hodsen, Marist College North Shore
  • Claire Miller, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College North Sydney
  • Luke Di Stefano, Champagnat Catholic College Pagewood
  • James Pelosi, Marist Catholic College Penshurst
  • Prue Gordon, St Vincent’s College Potts Point
  • Sophia Shaloub, Brigidine College Randwick
  • Nathaniel Sharpley, marcellin College Randwick
  • Elvis Gleeson, St Ignatius’ College Riverview
  • Antoinette Radford, Kincoppal-Rose Bay
  • Jordan McGregor, St Mary’s Cathedral College Sydney
  • Teresa Brades, St Clare’s College Waverley
  • Matthew Dalghiranis, Waverley College
  • Kristina Sergi, Bethlehem College Ashfield
  • Cornelius Bong, De La Salle College Ashfield
  • Mitchell Farlow, Trinity Catholic College Auburn
  • Makerita Faitua, Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College Burwood
  • Holly Halteh, St Maroun’s College Dulwich Hill
  • Goran Klemenic, Marist College Eastwood
  • Madelyn Whiting, Domremy College Five Dock
  • Alfons Sustiyono, Rosebank College Five Dock
  • Harriett Clark, St Scholastica’s College Glebe
  • Nicholas Wilkinson, St Joseph’s College Hunters Hill
  • Rebekah El Khoury, Holy Spirit Catholic College Lakemba
  • Richard Ibrahim, Christian Brothers’ High School Lewisham
  • Martino Dang, Casimir Catholic College Marrickville
  • Thea Boutros, St Charbel’s College Punchbowl
  • Christian Blasonato, Holy Cross College Ryde
  • Isabella Boulos, Santa Sabina College Strathfield
  • Tony Elias, St Patrick’s College Strathfield
  • Sally Martin, Marist Sisters’ College Woolwich
  • Vincent Gabut, LaSalle Catholic College Bankstown
  • Natalie Cordina, Freeman Catholic College Bonnyrigg Heights
  • Nireeksha D’Souza, All Saints Catholic College Casula
  • Gabrielle Torrisi, De La Salle Catholic College Cronulla
  • Bridget Mansfield, St John Bosco College Engadine
  • John Sassine, Patrician Brothers’ College Fairfield
  • Barbara El Hawzi, Good Samaritan Catholic College Hinchinbrook
  • Liam Jefferys, Aquinas Catholic College Menai
  • Vanessa El-Haddad, Mount St Joseph Milperra
  • Brandon Pais, De La Salle College Revesby Heights
  • Emily Forrester, St Patrick’s College Sutherland
  • Mary Toma, Mary Mackillop Catholic College Wakeley
  • Nadia Acitelli, Clancy Catholic College West Hoxton



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