One current and five former Melbourne Grammar School students received a Premier’s VCE Award this year. The Awards are given in recognition of outstanding 2017 results in a particular VCE Unit 3 & 4 area of study.
The individuals are:
- Nick Bartlett – English
- Alex Chambers – Environmental Science
- Enoch Fan* – Music Performance
- Ben Hoskins – Chemistry
- Eamon Roderick – Geography
- Jack Solomon – Literature
*studied in Year 11
For Year 12 student and violin player, Enoch Fan, his award for VCE Units 3 & 4 Music Performance was largely a testament to the training he has had at Melbourne Grammar School. “Although there was time and dedication needed last year, it was really the musical experiences I have had, and enjoyed, in preceding years that contributed to this outcome,” says Enoch. “The Music programme is quite outstanding here. The performance opportunities I have been given have helped me acquire confidence. Staff are really knowledgeable and have provided me with a lot of help over the years.”
It was the second year 2017 Captain of School, Nick Bartlett, was presented with a Premier’s VCE Award. He also received one last year, in recognition of his 2016 VCE Units 3 & 4 History: Revolutions result which he studied in Year 11. Nick is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne.
Fellow award recipient and 2017 Academic Head of School, Jack Solomon, will commence studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University later this year. Both Alex Chambers and Eamon Roderick are now studying Law at Monash University. Alex has combined his Law degree with a degree in Global Studies and Eamon with a degree in Commerce. Ben Hoskins has been admitted into Stanford University where he will commence liberal arts studies later this year.
“The School is very proud of the success of these young men,” says Mr Roy Kelley, Headmaster. “The receipt of a Premier’s VCE Award is reflective of their talent, perseverance and sheer hard work, as well as the capable guidance of their teachers. We wish them all the very best in the future.”
The annual Premier’s VCE Awards recognise the top academic performing students in Victoria, with 274 students presented with Awards this year.