Above photo: Bob Sandow, RSL President presents the Tenison Woods Flyers Award for 2020 to Year 11 student Patrick McCourt
Today’s Remembrance Day Assembly was attended by students in Years 8-11 and was led by newly appointed College Captains Sarah McKinnon and Austin Rossi. Students participated in a prayer dedicated to remembering those who died or suffered during Australia's involvement in all wars and armed conflicts. RSL President Bob Sandow shared with the students the brief stories of four old scholars of Marist Brothers Agricultural College; Anthony Casadio (2018 Shining Light Recipient), John Friedrichs, Reginald Van Leuven and Errol Kavanagh.
During the assembly the Tenison Woods College Flyers Award was presented. The award honours the sacrifice and service of those men and women who served their country in a variety of military capacities. The award seeks to acknowledge a senior school student who has demonstrated their ability to go beyond what is generally expected of them, put others before themselves and has a strong sense of comradeship. Their service to the College community and beyond is an honour to themselves, their families and the College.
Patrick McCourt was awarded the Tenison Woods Flyers Award for being a positive, caring and hard-working young man. He is a loyal friend and one that you could always rely on to help if needed. Through his involvement in Cadets for the past four years, he has grown in his leadership skills and passion for mentoring, even being asked to speak to Principals and Army staff members from across our state. He is part of a family with a strong sense of social justice. They are committed to supporting the College community, particularly with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen program. Patrick has been dedicated to helping in the garden as well, working at his part-time job and volunteering at other agencies such as at the Sunset Kitchen and AC Care where he makes sandwiches and delivers food. He also recently shaved his head for Leukemia, raising $1000. Congratulations on a well deserved accolade, Patrick.
Tania Sigley | Director of Wellbeing
Tenison Woods College respectfully acknowledges the Boandik people are the First Nations people of the Mount Gambier South Eastern region of South Australia and pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, past, present and emerging.