The evening of Sunday 3rd March was the occasion for the first Collegiate Dinner for the year, during which awards and prizes were distributed for the results of Semester 2 2018.
Special guests for the evening were Bishop Gregory O’Kelly SJ AM who led a celebration of the Eucharist before the Dinner, and Professor Denis Ralph, Chair of the South Australian Commission for Catholic Education, and distinguished alumnus of Aquinas.
During the dinner, the many students who achieved Distinctions and High Distinctions were acknowledged and congratulated.
Faculty awards were made to:
Arts – Mitchell Thompson
Business – Holly Wood
Education – Bridget Manning
Engineering – Jack Gosling
Nursing – Sheridan Rosalia
Allied Health – Charlie Muecke
Michael Cogman from the Catenian Association attended to present a Scholarship to Karri Thomas, the first time an Aquinian has won this scholarship.
Recipients of the Major Awards were:
Father C.P. Finn Prize for best
results in first-year student: Ashleigh Fogarty and Holly Wood
The Brother Austin Stephen’s Prize for best results in second-year: Larry Klingner and Fletcher Thomas
The Kennedy Family Prize for best results in third or fourth year: Sam Thompson
The Aquinas Medal for Dux of the College: Larry Klingner
The dinner came at the end of a highly enjoyable and engaging O-Week. Jointly planned by the College’s senior staff, the Student Club Executive, the Academic Team, and the Campus Ministry Team, the week was a structured and balanced mix of a range of activities and events that helped students to enter into life at Aquinas and set the College on its intended course for the year. Include in the week were: academic orientation; presentations around personal wellbeing, responsibility, safety, and relationships; launch of the new Campus Ministry Team and options for service and spirituality; a range of fun, social and sporting activities.