Posted by Mrs Marg Marriott
on 2 September 2021
The Archbishop's Award for Student Excellence for 2021 has been awarded to Stephen Georgakopoulos from De La Salle College, Revesby Heights.
Stephen is a wonderful exemplar of what Principal, Mr Timothy Logue, reminds the students to do: he gets involved, does his very best and has a place for God in his heart. The College is incredibly proud of him and his contributions to the College and the St Christopher's Parish of Revesby Heights, and the Youth Group at St Therese, Padstow.
His citation, which will be read at the online ceremony on the 3rd of September and published in the Catholic Weekly reads:
Stephen Georgakopoulos has been outstanding in his contribution to his Parish of St Patrick's, Revesby Heights in his welcoming ministry, liturgical participation and in the parish working bee. Stephen powerfully bears witness to his faith as a Lasallian Youth Leader: taking a leadership role at the Year 7 retreat, supporting school fundraising, and through his participation in and leadership of the Youth Group at St Therese, Padstow. Through his active involvement with Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Perth, Lasallian events and in many social justice initiatives, Stephen has made a significant contribution to the Catholic life of the College and has completed the Christian Mission Faith in Action Program of community service. His modest and gentle nature is highly valued and he exemplifies resilience to overcome significant challenges through his generosity of heart. Stephen is an exceptional man of quiet faith and humbly proclaims the Gospel by his life.
Live Jesus in our hearts!