Local winners of the Member for Barker Mr Tony Pasin’s annual Barker Shield Program have been presented with the award as part of their end of year school presentation ceremonies.

The Barker Shield is an annual award given to three students in each participating school. It celebrates student excellence in three categories: academic achievement; community service and spirit; and a category determined by the school.

“As Federal Member for Barker, it is a great privilege to be able to recognise the valuable contribution of the students that achieve at very high levels,” Mr Pasin said.

“COVID19 has no doubt had an impact on us all. I commend students on their perseverance, dedication and commitment to their studies during this once in a lifetime disruption.” Mr Pasin said.

“I wish to congratulate each of the students who received a Barker Shield Award. They are incredibly worthy recipients who have made positive contributions to their school community. This positive contribution is permanently honoured through the perpetual Barker Shield, which is displayed in a prominent location at each school.” said Mr Pasin.

Details of the award winners from Nuriootpa High School are as follows:

Academic Achievement Award: Lydia Whenan & Matthew Kleinig

Community Service and Spirit Award: Ashlyn Schrapel

Respect for Learning and School Community: Catrina Kellond

“On behalf of the Federal Government, I congratulate all students for their efforts through a difficult year and whether they are continuing study or entering the work force I wish students from all schools across Barker all the best for 2021”.