Mandurah Catholic College student claims sought-after accolade

Mandurah Catholic College student Indi McClements was recently honoured with the presentation of the Fr James Wall Bursary. 

This highly regarded accolade is supported by the Catholic Development Fund (CDF) and is awarded to a Catholic Secondary School student who demonstrates outstanding leadership and is considered by their community as inclusive, cooperative and committed to making a difference.

Maureen Tully, regional officer for schools at the Catholic Education Office in Bunbury, presented the award to Indi.

"Indi as an intelligent, honest and capable young woman. A true role model with a key interest in volunteering and helping others," she said.

Indi is one of seven students to receive the bursary across the country this year and is only the second MCC student to be awarded this honour. Jamie-Anne Madigan was the first recipient in the Bunbury diocese last year.

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During her four years at the college, Indi has shown herself to hold high personal standards and to use her abilities to the full. Indi was a Year 8 ministry leader and last year was a member of the Year 10 communications leadership team.

Indi is a committed student who is passionate about helping others. This has involved piano recitals and time spent at aged care facilities, volunteering for sewing afternoons for her House mission - ‘Wheelchairs for Kids’ - and countless hours committed to the Pinjarra Swimming Club, mentoring and training younger swimmers.

College Principal Chris Wallace was thrilled to see a Mandurah Catholic College student receive the award for the second consecutive year.

Indi was both honoured and humble in her acceptance of the impressive award 

“I like doing all these things and I do it because I love it. I like meeting new people, competing in mock trials and helping others. This [award] is really the icing on the cake," she said.

Capel Allan is from Mandurah Catholic College.