South Australia

STUDENT CITIZENSHIP AWARDS – 2022

Announcement of the 2022 Student Citizen of the Year

On Monday 14 November 2022, Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia, and Mr Rod Bunten kindly hosted an award ceremony and reception at Government House for the Top Ten recipients (‘With Distinction’) of the 2022 Student Citizenship Awards.

Unable to be separated by the Selection Panel, two students were announced by Her Excellency as the 2022 Student Citizens of the Year. Both students have made impressive contributions to their respective schools and communities, as can be seen from their personal citations:

2022 Student Citizen of the Year
Callum Barrott-Walsh, Cardijn College

An excellent leader through several committees and roles, Callum has accomplished many significant achievements which have positively benefited the College and wider community.
These include participating in the UN Youth (Australia) State Conference, addressing issues such as climate change, refugees and homelessness. He has volunteered for and assisted with several fundraising events and activities supporting Fred’s Van soup kitchen, St Vincent De Paul Christmas hamper appeal and the Hutt St Walk a Mile. He was successful in winning the Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize Competition and the Muriel Matters Award, recognising self-initiative and valued citizenship qualities.

2022 Student Citizen of the Year
Jordan Norman, Urrbrae Agricultural High School

Throughout his secondary years Jordan has made an outstanding contribution to the Urrbrae and wider community. A caring and compassionate leader and mentor for the younger students, Jordan has been a trusted and highly valued School Captain in 2022. His talents have been widely recognised from his many school achievements and community service including SRC President and Governing Council representative, the Plant Club and Barn Market, the Environmental Focus Group, and many other conservation and landcare projects.

Jordan Norman (left) and Callum Barrott-Walsh receive their 2022 Student Citizen of the Year trophy from Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia

The Student Citizenship Awards program is conducted annually by the SA Branch of the Order of Australia Association.

Each school or college is invited to nominate up to two students from Years 11 and/or 12 who satisfy the criteria for these prestigious awards. Senior students are nominated by their schools and selected from submissions assessed against four criteria – leadership, contributions to the school and/or community and contributions to the environment and/or community development, as well as pride in Australian citizenship.

The awards are intended to recognise those senior secondary students who actively engage with and contribute to school and/or local communities rather than for specific academic or sporting achievements. The Awards exemplify the Association’s objective:

To celebrate and promote outstanding Australian citizenship

We thank Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia and Patron of the Order of Australia Association SA Branch, for hosting this awards ceremony to honour these outstanding young Australians:

Ilya Aidman, Immanuel College
Callum Barrott-Walsh, Cardijn College
Amber Brock-Fabel, University Senior College
Imogen Brown, Cardijn College
Sasha Coorey, Westminster School
Henry Dahlitz, Bordertown High School
Jordan Norman, Urrbrae Agricultural High School
Joel Ransom, Marden Senior College
Keagan Wallace, Scotch College
Aaron West, Temple Christian College

These ten students judged most worthy received a special plaque and a ‘With Distinction’ certificate signed by Her Excellency the Governor. In addition, the 2022 Student Citizens of the Year received a special trophy.

Those other students judged worthy of recognition will receive a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate or a ‘Student Citizenship Award’ certificate.

In keeping with the aim of the Association to raise awareness about the Order of Australia and Australian citizenship in general, each school/college will be encouraged to invite a member of the Association – an Australian Honours recipient – to attend a suitable school function to present the Student Citizenship Award certificate to the recipient student.

Arrangements for the member’s attendance will be coordinated by the Convenor in conjunction with and subject to approval from the school/college.

The 2022 Student Citizenship Award Top 10 recipients, with Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia.

Front (left to right): Callum Barrott-Walsh, Cardijn College (joint 2022 Student Citizen of the Year); Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia; and Jordan Norman, Urrbrae Agricultural High School (joint 2022 Student Citizen of the Year); Mr Tony Metcalf OAM, Chairman of the SA Branch of the Order of Australia Association.

Rear: Keagan Wallace, Scotch College; Joel Ransom, Marden Senior College; Imogen Brown, Cardijn College; Ilya Aidman, Immanuel College; Aaron West, Temple Christian College (Mile End Campus); Sasha Coorey, Westminster School; Henry Dahlitz, Bordertown High School; Amber Brock-Fabell, University Senior College.

Please click here for the 2022 Student Citizenship Awards Brochure

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
The Convenor, Student Citizenship Awards
Mr Noel Hender OAM BEM
sca.sabranch@theorderofaustralia.asn.au

If you would like assistance in completing the nomination form, Association members may be available to assist in this process.

The SA Branch is very grateful for the ongoing patronage and support of Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia and Branch Patron. We thank all the participating schools for their strong support of this Branch initiative.

PLEASE NOTE

The Student Citizenship Award program of the Order of Australia Association SA Branch is separate from, but proudly presented in collaboration with, the Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools program:

www.education.sa.gov.au/governors-civics-awards-schools