Presented by the Knights of the Southern Cross (KSC), the $1500 scholarship provides assistance with fees and education expenses during the final year of secondary schooling. Established 26 years ago, the scholarship is named after deceased KSC member John Brewer, who gave many years of service to his church, community and the Knights.
State chairman Don Campbell said as families were put under greater financial strain due to the pandemic the Knights had decided to award four scholarships in 2021, rather than the usual two. He added that this year’s recipients were all talented academically and active within their community – although they had very different plans for the future.
Recipient Nicole Coppola, who is heavily involved in activities at St Mary’s College and her parish, hopes to one day work in the area of event planning.
Katelyn Bowes has an interest in dance and would like to continue her studies in the performing arts after completing Year 12 at Cardijn College, while Oliver Warley is looking forward to one day specialising in the restoration of heritage buildings. He is currently undertaking an apprenticeship and his SACE studies at St Patrick’s Technical College and is committed to carving a career for himself as a stonemason.
For Jaylee Daniels of Whyalla, the scholarship will support her as she aims to study either medicine or paramedics after completing Year 12 at Samaritan College.Jump to next article