St Pius X Adamstown celebrates alumni achievements

Every five years, St Pius X High School, Adamstown formally acknowledges the accomplishments of some of its most inspiring alumni by adding them to the school’s Wall of Fame.

This year, seven graduates who have achieved at an exceptional level in their chosen field of endeavour were chosen for this honour. They are:

  • Rear Admiral Mark Campbell – Head of Navy Capability
  • Dr Terry Mernagh - B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D University of Newcastle
  • Kailani Craine – an international ice skating star
  • Bishop Brian Mascord – Diocese of Wollongong
  • Ryan Callinan – a surfing champion
  • Tony Archer – one of the best known referees in the National Rugby League (NRL)
  • John Gralton – District Police Commander

“In its almost 60-year history, St Pius has educated many young people who have subsequently made a significant contribution to our community and our nation,” said Robert Emery, Principal at St Pius.

“These individuals have achieved at an outstanding level in their chosen field of endeavour. Our Wall of Fame is an honour roll of such high achievers and exists both to honour and recognise the contribution to society made by our inductees and to provide examples of excellence to our students, our young women and men of the future – examples of what can be achieved by students of St Pius with vision, hard work and persistence.

“Each of our Wall of Fame inductees has let their particular light shine in this world. They have honed their God-given gifts and shared their talents with the world, to make the world a better place in particular ways.”

Photo: Robert Emery (Principal), Cathy Murray and Mrs Archer (sister and mother of Tony Archer), Stephen Craine (father of Kailani Craine), Gemma and Joseph Mernagh (niece and nephew of Dr Terry Mernagh), Commander John Gralton and Ryan Callinan.

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