We celebrated our Valete Dinner last Friday, October 14, with a look back at the year and awards for a number of Leonians.
The evening began with our highest achieving sportsmen. Half Blues were given to those residents who represented St. Leo's in three ICC sports. This was followed by Full-Blues for those who represented in five sports or more. We had a couple of residents who managed seven sports!
The best and fairest in many sports along with the best supporter followed and we finished with our Rookie Sportsman and Sportsman of the year.
After all that sport there was a change of pace as Salvatore Leo played 'October' by Tchaikovsky.
Next up were the cultural awards for public speaking, chess, art, music vocal, music instrumental and overal cultural contribution.
We have a committee of residents who take part in charitable events and they were awarded Social Justice Commendations.
The final awards of the evening are given to residents who have gone above and beyond for the College and have actively involved themselves in the improvement of life at St. Leo's. We gave out a College Involvement Award, The Hon. Bob Katter Senior Award, an Old Boys' Award and an Ignatian Award.
Following the awards Mrs Karen Morris who is the mum of this year's Student Club President, Everett, spoke about the phases of boys and leaving them at College.
Everett finished the evening with his final joke of the year: Having children is a lot like living at a College. There is a lot of noise, you have no money and there is vomit everywhere!
A full list of award winners:
- Lachlan Baxter
- Alex Binks
- Josh Curti
- Pat Evans
- John Gillett
- Matt Hoffman
- Jordan Huggett
- Luke Marnane
- Sean Melbin
- Harry Murphy
- John O'Shannessy
- Rhys Parker
- Henry Schaumburg
- Ryan Wagner
- Sean Willmett
- Elliott Avashai
- Hayden D'Addona
- Max Ellis
- Ieuan Fuller
- Saxon Kettle
- Pat Lynch
- Henry McIntosh
- Everett Morris
- Tom Price
- Triston Vincent
- Scott Williams
Sporting Best and Fairest
|Cross country:||Hayden D’Addona|
|First Year Rugby:||Luke Marnane|
|Open Rugby:||Jordan Huggett|
|Table tennis||Everett Morris|
|Touch football:||Harry Murphy|
|Water polo:||Max Ellis|
Best sporting supporter: Tyler Kiernan
Rookie Sportsman of the year: Harry Murphy
Sportsman of the year: Hayden D’Addona
|Public speaking||Michael Effeney|
|Music Vocal||Joe Collins|
|Music Instrumental||Pierce Leahy|
Overall cultural contribution: Pierce Leahy
Social Justice Commendations
- Tim Boniface
- Clint Caldicott
- Jack Elphinstone
- Tyler Kiernan
- Liam Nebe
- Dan O’ Sullivan
- Tim O’ Sullivan
- Henry Schaumburg
- Scott Williams
College Involvement Award
- Actively involved in a broad range of College activities such as sporting, cultural, social, and religious events.
- Noticeably generous with their time during occasions when assistance was sought in and around the College.
- Committed to academic excellence and successful with his studies.
Winner: Everett Morris
The Hon. Bob Katter Snr. Award
- Has served St Leo’s College in an outstanding manner
- Has visibly demonstrated concern and goodwill towards his fellow residents, and
- Has displayed leadership qualities within the College community.
Winner: Henry Schaumburg
Old Boys’ Award
- Has been an effective member of, or has supported the work of a charity organisation
- Has visibly demonstrated concern and goodwill towards his fellow residents and
- Has displayed leadership qualities within the College community
Winner: Scott Williams
- This award for leadership is decided by the College administration.
- The winner is presented with a plaque and his name is added to the Honour Board in the Duhig Dining Hall.
- He needs to show leadership qualities within the College community and demonstrated concern and goodwill towards his fellow residents.
Winner: Jack Elphinstone
2016 Valete Dinner