OUR Lady of the Southern Cross College staff and students figured prominently in Dalby’s Australia Day awards.
A teacher and two students won awards.
Katherine Black, a teacher at the college since 2009, won the Senior Sports Coach Award for her achievements in women’s cricket.
She has coached the Queensland Country women’s cricket team in 2015 and 2016, with the team being semi-finalists in the national championships.
Ms Black also coached the Darling Downs under-12 girls’ team for the past two seasons and it won the state championships.
Our Lady of the Southern Cross College had two students – 2017 college captain Kaitlyn Hobson and 2016 graduate and former college captain Angel Tia – nominated for the Junior Cultural Award.
The award is for a student under the age of 17 who has shown commitment to cultural activities both at school and in the wider community.
Ms Tia won the award in recognition for her participation in community cultural events as well as performing as a member of her family singing group Positive Noise.
She has worked with college staff and students visiting local aged-care facilities and volunteering at the local food bank.
The Western Downs Regional Council Australia Day awards also acknowledge students who have been named dux of their schools.
Our Lady of the Southern Cross College’s 2016 dux William Gillespie was among the students honoured at the Dalby Showgrounds on Australia Day.
Winners: (From left) Katherine Black, Will Gillespie and Angel Tia with their Australia Day awards.