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Mayoral Youth Recognition Award for Academic Achievement

The Award

A laminated certificate and financial incentive ($150 per student).

Purpose

The Award recognises students who have achieved academic excellence in that year.

Selection criteria

  • The student must be enrolled in Year 12 at a secondary education institution located in Light Regional Council
  • The student must demonstrate consistent academic excellence during Year 12
  • The student must demonstrate positive values including integrity, responsibility, respect, participation, cooperation, care and fairness
  • Where possible, the student must demonstrate involvement in extracurricular community-based activities, such as community service, leadership and mentor roles, and/or participation in cultural, sport and recreation, science, technology, and arts activities

Presentation of award

Presentation of the Award will be conducted by the Mayor of Light Regional Council or delegate (by prior arrangement with Council).

The Award(s) will be presented (at the school’s discretion) to either one or two Year 12 students at the annual presentation evening in Term 4 of that year, or Term 1 the following year.

For more information about the Light Regional Council - Mayoral Youth Recognition Award for Academic Achievement, please contact Community Development Officer Lorinda Bayley on 8525 3200.

2019 Mayoral Youth Recognition Award for Academic Achievement recipients

Kapunda High School

At the Kapunda High School Presentation Night on Monday 9 December 2019, Mayor Bill O’Brien presented the annual Mayoral Youth Recognition Awards to Year 12 students Shakira Pollard and Elijah Smith.

Shakira Pollard - Mayor Youth Award

Elijah Smith - Mayor Youth Award

Shakira Pollard - Kapunda High SchoolElijah Smith - Kapunda High School

Xavier College

On Friday 7th February 2020 Mayor Bill O’Brien presented a Mayoral Youth Recognition Award to Xavier College Year 12 Dux for 2019 – Aaron Degreef (pictured with Principal Mark Flaherty)

Aaron Degreef - 2019 Dux of Xavier College
Aaron Degreef - Xavier College

2018 Mayoral Youth Recognition Award for Academic Achievement recipients

Kapunda High School

At the Kapunda High School Presentation Night on Monday 10 December 2018, Mayor Bill O’Brien presented the annual Mayoral Youth Recognition Awards to Year 12 students Abigail Lemar and Aaron Hayward.

Aaron Hayward - Mayor Youth Award

Abigail Lemar - Mayor Youth Award

Aaron Hayward - Kapunda High SchoolAbigail Lemar - Kapunda High School

Xavier College

On Friday 8th February 2019 Mayor Bill O’Brien presented a Mayoral Youth Recognition Award to Xavier College Year 12 Dux for 2018 – Samara Heinicke.

Samara Heinicke Xavier 2018 Mayoral Youth Award
Samara Heinicke - Xavier College

2017 Mayoral Youth Recognition Award for Academic Achievement recipients

Xavier College

On Friday 9th February 2018 Mayor Bill O’Brien presented a Mayoral Youth Recognition Award to Xavier College Year 12 Dux for 2017 – Joseph Metcalfe.

Mayoral Youth Recognition Award Xavier 2017
Joseph Metcalfe - Xavier College

Kapunda High School

On Monday 11 December 2017 Mayor Bill O’Brien presented Mayoral Youth Recognition Awards to Kapunda High School Year 12 students Jennifer Cawley and Samuel Daff.

Jennifer Cawley Kapunda High School Youth Recognition Award Yr 12 2017

Samuel Daff Kapunda High School Youth Recognition Award Yr 12 2017

Jennifer Cawley - Kapunda High SchoolSamuel Daff - Kapunda High School

2016 Mayoral Youth Recognition Award for Academic Achievement recipients

Kapunda High School

On Monday 12 December 2016 Mayor Bill O’Brien presented Mayoral Youth Recognition Awards to Kapunda High School Year 12 students Emily March and Ben Weichert.

Ben Weichert MYRA

Emily March 2016 MYRA

Ben Weichert - Kapunda High SchoolEmily March - Kapunda High School

Xavier College

On Thursday 2nd February 2017 Mayor Bill O’Brien presented a Mayoral Youth Recognition Award to Xavier College Year 12 Dux for 2016 - Isabella Marando.

Mayoral Youth Recognition Award Xavier 2016
Isabella Marando - Xavier College

2015 Mayoral Youth Recognition Award for Academic Achievement recipients

On Thursday 4 February 2016 Mayor Bill O’Brien presented the Mayoral Youth Recognition Awards to Xavier College Year 12 Dux Rhianna Penfold.

Rhianna Penfold 2015 Xavier College
Rhianna Penfold - Xavier College

On Monday 7 December 2015 Mayor Bill O’Brien presented Mayoral Youth Recognition Awards to Kapunda High School Year 12 students Bailey Schiller and Elise Prior.

Bailey Schiller - KHS - Award

Bailey Schiller - KHS - Award

Bailey Schiller - Kapunda High SchoolElise Prior - Kapunda High School