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Knights announce scholarship winners


Two Year 11 students with a strong sense of social justice and caring for others were presented the annual John Brewer Memorial Scholarships at the Australia Day Mass last month.

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The $1500 scholarships are awarded by the Knights of the Southern Cross and provide recipients assistance with fees and education expenses during the final year of their secondary schooling. Established 27 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.

This year’s winners were Callum Barrott-Walsh from Cardijn College and Kylie Anne Hurrell from St Joseph’s School, Port Lincoln. As a memento of their success, they also received a statue of Our Blessed Lady donated by KSC supporter Teresa Hartley OCV.

In nominating for the scholarship, Callum said that after completing Year 12 he hopes to study a double degree in Law and Media at university, with aspirations of one day being involved in Federal politics.

KSC State chairman Don Campbell said Callum was passionate about speaking up for the rights of others and had a strong sense of social justice.

“Callum indicated that he aims to stand up for strong, religious values, and echo those through his actions and words, the love of God to others,” Mr Campbell said.

“He also said he would like to volunteer with Samaritan’s Purse to assist the less fortunate in third world countries, engaging in faith-led missionary and ministry. This has been encouraged by Callum’s brother who has Down syndrome.”

For Kylie, her immediate ambition is to make her last year of secondary schooling “fulfilling and memorable” and achieve her “best result”.

“Long term, Kylie told us that she has always loved caring for others and our environment, and feels she may want to pursue a pathway in health care, perhaps nursing,” Mr Campbell said.


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