On Monday December 5 and Tuesday December 6, Faith Lutheran College staff, parents and friends gathered with students in years 8 to 11, to celebrate the conclusion of the year, and acknowledge the highlights and achievements of 2016.
Continuing with the tradition of celebrating student achievement, a total of 136 awards were presented to students during ceremonies hosted by each year level. 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 is awarded to a student who displays attributes such as: Leadership, Resourcefulness, Teamwork, Communication, Values, Cooperation, Problem Solving, Community Involvement; the Citizenship Award, awarded students who have shown leadership, teamwork, commitment, enthusiasm, an excellent attitude, have modelled the College values and been a positive role model throughout the year; the Magnolia Prize, which is awarded to a student who displays budding talent in a particular area; and the Dux and Runner up Dux which acknowledges the academic achievements of both male and female students.
In Year 8, the Leadership Award was presented to Lucy Blenkiron. Citizenship Awards were presented by the Lions Club of Barossa Valley, and were awarded to Lucy Blenkiron, Nicholas Crockett, Abby Griffiths, Olyvia Reimers and Oscar Seppelt. Georgia Mannion was acknowledged for her exceptional music talent and involvement in College events, and received the Magnolia Prize for her contribution. Students Harry Robinson and Caitlin Stafford received Runner up Dux Awards for their academic achievements, with Lucy Blenkiron and Nicholas Crockett both awarded Dux prizes for the year level.
The Year 9 presentations, included 29 Awards, with the Leadership Award presented to Anneka Wilksch. David Abbott, Lucy Anderson, Aaron Bert, Ariel Heinrich and Elise Heinrich were all recipients of the Citizenship Award. The Magnolia Prize, generously donated by the Hoffmann family, was awarded to Daniel Kitson for his positive and thoughtful involvement and contribution to College life. Ariel Heinrich and Benjamin Roennfeldt were acknowledged as recipients of the Runner up Dux Awards. The Year 9 Boys Dux Award was presented to Aaron Bert, and the Year 9 Girls Dux Award was presented to Ellie Schaefer.
Year 10 students were awarded a total of 30 prizes. The Leadership Award was sponsored and presented by Long Tan, and was awarded to Patrick Prior. Citizenship Awards were presented to Tilly Hadden, Laura Ide, Thomas Krahling (currently on exchange in Germany), Tyson Liebelt and Henry Schutz. Kiwanis supported the Year 10 Magnolia Prize, which was presented to Isobel Yeend for her high academic achievements and involvement in College music groups. Dux Awards were presented by College supporters, Larry and Erica Krieg, and were awarded to Thomas Krahling (Runner up), James Mattiske, and equal Girls Dux recipients, Isobel Yeend and Rachael Matthews.
Over 50 Awards were presented to Year 11 students, with Sarah Wigney awarded the Magnolia Prize for her involvement in Show Jumping at a high level. Regional Development Australia presented Tahnee Koch with the Year 11 Leadership Award. Timothy Baya, Abby Brooks, Samuel Doering, Sophie Griffiths and Karen Kalleske were all acknowledged with Citizenship Awards from the Lions Club of Barossa Valley. There were a number of special mentions and prizes acknowledged during the ceremony, including Samuel Doering’s Simpson Prize and Matthew Kazla’s Youth of the Year Award presented by the Lions Club of Barossa Valley. Anastasia Sleep was also acknowledged with the Future Leaders Indigenous Award presented by Future Leaders. Holiatt and Daant Pty Ltd supported the Runner up Dux awards, which were presented to Cooper Dunn and Alison Roennfeldt. Nuriootpa Traders awarded the Dux recipients, with Damien Jenke and Stephanie Trinkle acknowledged for their academic achievements.