- Student Life
09 June 2022
A huge congratulations to Year 10 student, Leo Oliver, who was awarded the City of Onkaparinga Young Citizen of the Year Award. After a wait to receive his award due to COVID, Simon McMahon- Acting Mayor, City of Onkaparinga presented Leo with his award at an awards ceremony on May 30.
The City of Onkaparinga shared the following about Leo:
“Leo Oliver has been a member of South Port Surf Life Saving Club since 2014, and his years of dedicated training kicked-in one December afternoon in 2020 when he and two friends saved the life of a snorkeller who’d come into trouble 300m offshore.
Leo’s maturity and kind and thoughtful nature saw him named South Port Junior Club Captain in 2019-20, and since finishing Nippers he’s continued to provide mentorship and support to junior members in many ways.
He completed 51.5 volunteer hours in 2020–21 and is also a keen competitor who competes in most surf sports disciplines. He won a bronze medal in the Under 14 board race and a gold medal in the Under 23 march past in the 2021 Senior State Titles.
Leo was awarded the prestigious statewide Surf Life Saving SA Youth Member of the Year Award for 2020-21 as a result of his many contributions.”