The year 2013 was the well celebrated Centenary Year of Secondary Education in Strathalbyn

and to add to the year, the Freemasons (Strathalbyn’s Lodge of St. John No. 15) presented a Centenary Scholarship to two students of the Eastern Fleurieu School (EFS).


Alex Jackson was one of the new past EFS students who received the Freemasons Centenary Scholarship.


This $500 Scholarship was awarded to ‘the student with the highest achievement for their year 12 education’ as well as one for the runner-up of the opposite sex.


Alex is currently studying at the University of South Australia and is commencing his second year in a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree.


Alex said “My aim is to complete this degree and then follow up with a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy.


“I am very thankful to the Freemasons for awarding me this Scholarship as it will greatly help me through my university education” Alex said.


Being the runner-up for the Freemasons Centenary Scholarship of 2013 wasn’t a bad thing as both Scholarships were of $500.  When Nikita Jaensch received the phone call from the school telling her that she had won this Award, she says she was completely lost for words.


She says the generosity of the Freemasons is outstanding and she is so appreciative of this support that they have provided her with to continue her study.


Nikita says, it is such a satisfying feeling knowing that your academic efforts are not only being recognised within the school, but also within the outer community.


Nikita would like to say a huge thank-you to the Lodge for their support, as their generosity is so greatly appreciated, and also to Eastern Fleurieu School, 7-12 Campus, for their support throughout the years!



Recipients of the Freemasons 2013 Centenary Scholarship, Nikita Jaensch and Alex Jackson with Past Master Robert Beer (centre)