The Federal Member for Aston, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, has presented the first 2014 Aston Shield award to a local student.
Year 12 Waverly Christian College student David Koch was awarded the prestigious Aston Shield award at a ceremony as part of the school’s assembly this morning.
The award is named in honour of Tilly Aston, an inspiring woman who worked tirelessly for the rights of blind people. The Federal Electorate of Aston, which covers most of Knox, is also named after Tilly Aston.
Over the coming months, Mr Tudge will be presenting Aston Shield awards to students across Knox at end of year assemblies and presentation evenings. The Aston Shield is given to outstanding students who are role models for the rest of their school.
David Koch was selected for his broad contribution to the school and wider community.
Mr Tudge said it was a pleasure to award the shield to honour an outstanding local student
“Congratulations to David on what is a very deserving recognition of achievement, excellent attitude and a positive contribution to the school community over a number of years,” Mr Tudge said.
“The Aston Shield recognises and encourages the important qualities of being a good citizen and role model to other students.”
“I look forward to continuing to present Aston Shields across Knox schools and awarding some very deserving students,” said Mr Tudge.