Unity College celebrates valedictorians

FROM US ALL: Matilda Hughes presents the Year 12 student leaders valedictory speech on behalf on the class of 2018.
FROM US ALL: Matilda Hughes presents the Year 12 student leaders valedictory speech on behalf on the class of 2018.

This year has been a year of high achievement and excellent learning at Unity College, with last week’s Valedictory Service highlighting this. 

Thirty-three year 12 subject awards were presented to 20 students and a further 11 senior school major awards were handed out at the service, held on Monday, October 29. 

Year 12 student Madison Fielke received the prestigious Caltex All-Rounder Award, and her peers Matilda Hughes and Darren Lutze received Order of Australia Merit Awards.

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Year 10 student Sallee Shepherd and year 12 student Nicholas Lindner were presented with ADF Long Tan Awards, while year 11 student Jessica Flood was given the Lutheran Women’s Award. 

Other major year 12 award recipients included Sophie Roberts, who received the Tracy Venning Memorial Award; Leah Starick, Friends Supporting Unity Service Award; Kate Willis, UCOS Christian Leadership Award; William O’Brien, Environmental Award; and Alexander Walker, Journey Award.

​The college was also proud to have its first two year 12 graduates from the Central Australian Students Learning at Unity Program.​

Year 12 student leaders Kate Willis, Matilda Hughes, Darren Lutze and Jaxon Craggs spoke at the service on behalf of their year level.

“We wish to say a huge thank you to our amazing parents, siblings, grandparents, guardians, extended families and friends for putting up with us and encouraging us throughout our final year of school,” they said. 

AWARDED: Leah Starick receives the Friends Supporting Unity Service Award from Louise Bond.

AWARDED: Leah Starick receives the Friends Supporting Unity Service Award from Louise Bond.

“We especially want to say a massive thank you to all of the teachers and staff we have encountered throughout our schooling at Unity College.

“We are so grateful for your constant hard work and dedication to us, and the strong bonds we were able to make with you which definitely made our schooling more enjoyable. You have all shaped us into the young adults we are today, also preparing us with the skills and knowledge to achieve great things outside of school.”

Principal Kaye Mathwin-Cox reminded the year 12s that their chapter at Unity might have closed, but there was still plenty of their books to write.

“It is time to step into the wide world of post-secondary schooling, to fulfil your goals and to make new ones,” she said. 

“It’s time to give your life to new experiences, to form new opinions and to challenge your thinking. It’s time to set your sights, to aim high. It’s time to make your mark.”

GOODBYE, GOOD LUCK: Nick Lindner receives his graduation pack from Unity College Murraylands principal Kaye Mathwin-Cox.

GOODBYE, GOOD LUCK: Nick Lindner receives his graduation pack from Unity College Murraylands principal Kaye Mathwin-Cox.

More Details:

  • To find out more about Unity College and the opportunities available attend the Unity Tours on Wednesday, November 14, at 10am or 7pm. Visit unitycollege.sa.edu.au for details and to register.