At the Australia Day Mass held in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, the Knights of the Southern Cross advised Archbishop Wilson that Evangelia Wichmann from Tenison Woods College in Mt Gambier had been awarded the scholarship.
Evangelia was unable to attend the Mass due to family commitments, but KSC chairman Ian Fleetwood, Supreme Knight of Australia, Brian Cooper and former Supreme Knight, David Huppatz, travelled to Mt Gambier in early February to present the award to her at a college assembly.
A school captain in 2018, Evangelia was described in her nomination as a ‘very talented student’ who ‘consistently achieves excellence’.
In Year 11 she studied Stage 2 Drama, Italian, German and the Research Project which meant she had already qualified for her SACE at the start of Year 12. This year she is undertaking Math Methods, English Literary Studies, Religion, Chemistry, Biology and Modern History. Upon graduating, Evangelia hopes to take a gap year and spend 12 months living in France, and then pursue her “dream career” of becoming an actress.
Evangelia, who is involved in school Masses and liturgies and is a senior altar server at St Paul’s Catholic Church, said World Youth Day was also “at the top of my bucket list”. At this stage she hopes to attend WYD in Panama next year.
Established 23 years ago, the $1500 scholarship assists a student at a South Australian Catholic secondary school with fees and education expenses during Year 12.
The award is named after deceased member John Brewer who gave many years of service to his church, community and the Knights.
Year 11 students interested in lodging an application for the scholarship can obtain details from their school or by contacting the KSC office on 83713301.
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