Award means Cooper's officially an all-round good fellow

WORTHY: St John’s College Woodlawn Caltex Best All Rounder Award winner Cooper Wakefield.
WORTHY: St John’s College Woodlawn Caltex Best All Rounder Award winner Cooper Wakefield. Rodney Stevens

PASSION, determination and focus have helped earn Year 12 St John's Woodlawn College student Cooper Wakefield win the prestigious Caltex Best All Rounder award.

The talented sportsman, academic and musician was presented the coveted medal and certificate at a special ceremony last week.

The 18-year-old said enjoying and embracing education was pivotal in his success.

"I have always liked school, it has never been a chore and I think that's what has helped contribute to this award," he said.

"It was an honour to receive the Caltex medal because it's such a prestigious award."

Judged on students' all round achievements, Mr Wakefield received the Caltex Best All Rounder for his achievements in sports, music, academia and community work.

A nationally ranked singles tennis player, Mr Wakefield also represented the college at diocese level in discus and javelin.

Also a talented pianist and composer, Mr Wakefield received numerous academic awards for science and music during his schooling career.

"Without the help from my parents, teachers and friends I wouldn't have been able to achieve what I have."

With HSC exams in physics, chemistry and biology to complete, the modest Dorroughby teenager already has his sights focused on the future.

"I hope to study a double degree in Science and Engineering at the University of Queensland."

St John's Woodlawn College Principal Chris Comerford praised Mr Wakefield for his all round efforts in receiving the award.

Mr Comerford said Mr Wakefield displayed a strong sense of ethics, family and friendship values when he volunteered for two weeks at a school and farm for the handicapped in Cambodia during a school excursion.

"Cooper is a worthy winner of an award that recognises his great achievements across the board," he said.



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