The Southern Cross : July 2010
Page 16 July 2010 The Southern Cross www.adelaide.catholic.org.au schools Glenelg, Glynde, Greenacres, Hilton, Kingswood, Marion, Morphett Vale, Paralowie, Plympton, Seaford, Seaton, Toorak Gardens www.digitalhearing.com.au * Free Digital Hearing Aids are available to eligible Pensioners & Veterans.* 1300 557 745 *conditions apply Hearing Tests & Hearing Aid Fittings for Workers Compensation Clients. Private Clients & Self Funded Retirees are our Speciality. Free Hearing Tests Mount Carmel College student Vu Ho has been judged the best yoyoer in Australia after winning the Australian National Yoyo Championships in April. Now he is set to represent Australia in August when he competes in the 2010 World Yoyo Contest in America. Vu, 15, (pictured right) competed in the national championships in Adelaide, which brought exper t yoyoers from all around Australia. Vu took home the winning titles in both Division 1 and Y Division of the competition. He is the first person to win the two titles in the four years the competition has been running. Not bad for the Year 10 student who has only been practising since August 2008 after coming across a yoyo video on the Internet and has since taught himself all of the complicated tricks and combinations he knows. "I was pretty surprised and shocked that I won first in both divisions of the competition," Vu said. "It felt good to win. I feel like I've achieved something." And Australia is cer tainly taking notice with Vu appearing on the evening news, the early morning Sunrise program, The Advertiser newspaper, children's show Totally Wild, and on ABC Radio. Vu is now looking for ward to being par t of the world championships in America as he prepares new tricks and combinations for the finals. "I enjoy practising during my quiet time when I don't have much to do. It gives me something to do when I'm bored," Vu said. "I will automatically go straight into the finals... I won't need to compete in the preliminaries." "Japan is always coming first in the world competition, so I'll see how I go," he said. Mount Carmel College Principal, Jane Iwanowitsch said, "Vu is a wonder ful ambassador for the College and we are ver y proud of his ver y humble approach to his successes." "We are delighted his talent has been recognised in this way. We wish him well in the world championships. Congratulations, Vu!" The 2010 World Yoyo Contest will be held from 11-14 August in Orlando, Florida. Ontheupandup Awards for new arrivals Two former St Aloysius College students and a Blackfriars Prior y School graduate have received awards recognising their achievements in Year 12 English as a Second Language (ESL) Studies. Their scores of 20 in this subject were acknowledged at the Ann Sexton Memorial Awards presented by Mr Hieu Van Le, Lieutenant Governor of the State of South Australia, in May. The award winners were: Alice Thuy Nguyen, who attended St Aloysius College and is now studying Commerce in Adelaide University; Ai-Quan Nguyen, who also attended St Aloysius College and is now studying Optometr y at Flinders University; Sean Ng, who attended Blackfriars Prior y School and is now studying a double degree in Petroleum Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Adelaide University, and Thy Nguyen who attended Eynesbur y College and is currently doing Year 13 at University Senior College. Pictured above are Lt Governor Hieu Van Le with, from left, Alice Thuy Nguyen, Ai-Quan Nguyen, Thy Nguyen and Sean Ng.