On Wednesday December 7, Faith Lutheran College staff, parents and friends joined Year 12 students for the end of year Valedictory Service. The evening was a time to celebrate and acknowledge student achievements, thank students for their contribution to the Faith community, and wish the graduating class well for their future pathways.
Over 60 awards were acknowledged and presented during the Valedictory Service. Subject awards were presented to students that excelled in individual subjects, and a number of special prizes were also awarded. This included the Leadership award, which was awarded to Samuel Prior for displaying attributes such as: leadership, resourcefulness, teamwork, communication, values, cooperation, problem solving, and community involvement. The Citizenship Award was awarded to Holly Edson, Ellie Frost, Samuel Lecons, Samuel Prior and Thomas Schaefer for their leadership, teamwork, commitment, enthusiasm, excellent attitude, modelling of College values and being positive role models throughout the year. The Magnolia Prize, is awarded to a student who displays budding talent in a particular area, and was awarded to Thomas Schaefer for his skill and talent in multimedia displays and support for College chapels and events. In addition, Samuel Prior was acknowledged for being one of 12 finalists to receive a Student Citizenship Award from the Order of Australia Association, South Australia Branch. Felicity Hampel was also highly commended for this award.
Four scholarships were also awarded on the evening; Year 11 Student Tahnee Koch received the Frank Rothe Perpetual Music Scholarship, Daniel Grosser was awarded the Eudunda District Country Education Grant, Molly Braid received the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Foundation Award and Connor Fuss was the recipient of the A.P. John Scientific Studies Scholarship.