College Captain of St Stephen’s Catholic College, Kate Wilcox, is a Queensland recipient of the 2016 Pierre de Coubertin Award. This is a national award which recognises senior secondary students who demonstrate the values and attributes consistent with the Olympic spirit through participation and commendable behaviour in sporting activities. Not only is Kate an excellent role model when competing in any sporting activity, but she encourages her peers to succeed in all aspects of school sport. At the club level, Kate is heavily involved in hockey, a sport to which she generously devotes many hours as a player and umpire.
“Kate is a natural leader who assumes a leadership role in all sporting endeavours and encourages others to work as a team to reach a common goal. She inspires and motivates others to achieve their best and always places the team’s welfare and achievements before her own. The college community is very proud of Kate’s achievements and congratulates her on this prestigious accolade,” said Mrs Pinese, College Principal.