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Hard work rewarded


Mount Gambier student Craig Baker is off to a flying start in Year 12 after receiving the prestigious Tenison Woods Flyer Award late last year.

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The Flyers Award, presented each year on Remembrance Day, seeks to acknowledge a senior school student who has demonstrated their ability to go beyond what is generally expected of them, put others before themselves and has a strong sense of comradeship.

Craig, who is undertaking the Forest Learning Pathways program and Hospitality at Tenison Woods College, holds two jobs including one at the college’s Sugarloaf Café where he is completing a school-based traineeship (barista/front of house).

He was recognised for his outstanding work ethic, his leadership and positive attitude.

Local RSL president Bob Sandow approached the college about nine years ago to create a scholarship to honour four old scholars – Anthony Casadio, John Friedricks, Reginald Van Leuven and Errol Kavanagh – who became pilots but tragically died flying.

“The scholarship highlights the values of Tenison Woods College and its aim is to reward a student who has given their all in every aspect of schooling life,” Mr Sandow said.

Craig said he was “extremely shocked” and “really honoured” to receive the award.


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