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2019 Collegian of the Year


The Collegian of the Year Award is considered the highest honour attainable at Nowra Anglican College. In acknowledgment of the holistic nature of education, it represents the four main facets of a Nowra Anglican College education – that of Spiritual Service, Academics, Culture and Sport. The Collegian of the Year Award is an annual prize recognising a student who has attained all-round excellence in these areas.

BILL SHIELDS, COLLEGE CHAIR
2019 Year 12 Valedictory AssemblY

Today I have the honour of reading the citation for the School’s top award, “Collegian of the Year”. This person is a kind and humble Collegian who displays leadership qualities with a servant hearted attitude. This student treats all students with respect and doesn’t follow the crowd. This student stands up for what is right and is held in high regard by both staff and students across the Junior and Senior Schools. This student leads by example and brings out strengths in others.

This young person has a passion to promote equity and social justice for those people who are less fortunate. Their actions have become instrumental in promoting harmonious relationships and greater connection of students across the Year groups at Nowra Anglican College. Examples of this young person’s activity have been in the promotion of such events as Foundation Day, the Cambodia Tour and the College Musical Beauty and the Beast.

This person is a dedicated scholar who displays evidence of a meticulous and disciplined approach to their studies, having achieved excellent results in a wide array of subjects including a number of first in subject and application and effort awards.

This person has a strong history of participation in school sporting carnivals, proudly representing their House and the College at SASSA and AICES events. This student has particularly excelled in the sport of Swimming.

This student has been involved in the Duke of Edinburgh program and has recently received the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award.

As well as this young person’s outstanding ability to model service, her capacity to bring her peers on board is exceptional, speaking capably to whole school assemblies. This young lady has continually upheld the College mission of creating a welcoming community where all individuals are valued and belong.

This person has also excelled in our creative and performing arts program being a passionate participant in our musical ensembles including being a leader in the College orchestra. This student has represented the College at the HICES Music Festival over a number of years. In 2019 this student was an instrumental member of the College Musical Beauty and the Beast portraying Mrs Pots.

She is an outstanding, inspiring young lady. She is one of our College Captains and is indeed a worthy recipient of Collegian of the Year. 

I am pleased to announce our Collegian of the Year is Samantha Legzdin.