Evaan’s enormous contribution to a diverse range of activities in the cultural life of College over the past five years has been unassuming and humble. He has eschewed praise or reward and contributed quietly in the background and without pomp or fuss. He has motivated and supported other members of the groups in which he has been involved. He has never drawn attention to himself, nor his achievements, nor sought the limelight. He is the quintessential servant leader.
His talent and contribution in individual activities have resulted in him being awarded Colours for Music, Chapel Choir, Service and Community Engagement, as well as Merit for Dramatics. These awards show his broad involvement and competence across a number of cultural areas. It is not, however, his talent as much as his contribution that is recognised by this award of Service Honours.
Those who have worked with Evaan have acknowledged his astonishing service and talk of how he has often stepped in to fill the gap left by someone else. He has always been willing to make things happen, regardless of whether he will be recognised for his efforts or not, and his contribution has been characterised by his deeply committed service to others and the greater good. His time commitment to the Chapel Choir alone is significant in that he has attended every chapel service throughout his time at College.
Evaan is a talented composer, chorister and pianist. He was awarded the Bobbins Poetry Prize in his Grade 10 year, was a stalwart of the school newspaper and a member of the Cornish Society. He was a long-standing member of the Art Club, a photographer with an eye for beautiful composition and recipient of the Senior Art Prize at Speech Day. His performance of Giel in the production of “Siener in die Suburbs” was poignant, understated and moving. He served on the Dance Committee, as a blood representative, as Music Dinner organiser and designer of the Youth Day programme.
Evaan has been a major contributor to culture at College through his service. He has given willingly and freely of his time and expertise and is a deserving recipient of Honours for Service.