The Southern Cross : September 2010
Page 24 September 2010 The Southern Cross www.adelaide.catholic.org.au schools Archbishop Philip Wilson will again be presenting awards to recognise current or recent outstanding ser vice by an individual in the three following areas: H Service to the Community of South Australia H Service to the Education of young South Australians H Service in Parish Life within the Archdiocese The Archbishop welcomes and encourages your nominations of suitable candidates to assist his selections. Pre-selection panels including specialists for each area will consider the nominations and advise the Archbishop. Each award recipient will be notified confidentially mid November and invited as a guest of the Archbishop to a function to recognise the award. Nomination forms are available from Catholic parishes, schools and at www.adelaide.catholic.org.au/upcoming-events. Nominations will close Friday, October 8, 2010. If you would like further information on the Archbishop's Awards please phone John Luttrell on 8210 8220. Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide, Catholic Diocesan Centre, 39 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000 2010 Mercedes College Year 11 student Eleanor Wardleworth has had a spectacular 12 months in her chosen sport of cross country running. Eleanor was the only South Australian member of the School Sport Australian Cross Country Team which travelled to Slovakia for the World Schools Cross Country Championships in April this year. Eleanor's team, the Australian Selected Girls Team, won the World Schools Cross Country Teams Gold Medal and she won an individual Bronze Medal. In addition to Eleanor's outstanding results at the Championships, she has set five State records this year, and won two Australian Under 18 National Titles in the 2000m Steeplechase and the 1500m. Eleanor said that due to the Icelandic volcano disaster, the team had to take a boat to Italy which took 20 hours. "From there we caught a bus to Liptovsky, Mikulas which brought us to the venue of the race with only hours to spare," she said. "We were called to the starting line 45 minutes earlier than scheduled and suddenly the starter's gun went off without warning. The track consisted of some simply ridiculous turns and hills. I crossed the line in third position having run the most intense and exhilarating race of my entire life." In acknowledgment of Eleanor's outstanding achievements in Cross Country, she has been awarded the Youth Sports Award 2010 Monthly Achiever in the category of "Eastern Girl" and received a winner's certificate at the Youth Sports Awards presentation evening on August 18. This monthly award puts them in the running for the Youth Sports Awards Overall Winner to be determined later in the year. Running her way to the top BUSY BEES: Christian Brothers College Year 10 students Amal George, Aaron Batic, Tobias Begg and Arvi Simeon competed in the State Final of the Australian Brain Bee competition on Tuesday. CBC came away with first place in the Team competition, and Amal George won the Individual competition to become the current State Champion. The Australian Brain Bee is part of an international competition where students study a range of topics in the field of neuroscience to university level standards. The students have won book vouchers and Amal has also won airfares and accommodation for two to Auckland, New Zealand to compete in the combined Australia-NZ national final in January.