The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Boys' Achievements

Conor Patton (Year 11, Ross) has been selected as the Western Australian representative to the 2017 International Lions Youth camp held this December/January season. Conor will be travelling to Rotorua, New Zealand and then on to Cairns, the hometown of National Winner Matisse.

Adam Brenz-Verca (Year 11, Stuart) will be competing in the World Championship for International 505 class sailing competition being held at Anapolis, US mid September.

Lewis Weeda (Year 12, Shearer) has been awarded the 2017 Tim Winton Award for Young Writers, Highly Commended Certificate in the Upper Secondary Category, for his short story "Remote". This can be read in Spring, 2016 edition of The Raven.

Surfing State Finals

On a perfect winters day, with offshore winds and rare sunshine, the Scotch surfing team competed at Trigg in the State Finals. This was the first time that we had teams in all four finals divisions. Thank you to Riley Walker (Year 12, Shearer) for organising the boys as Captain.

Our Junior and Senior surfers performed very well as far as the second round, and went out to Bunbury and Hale respectively. Our Senior bodyboarders, Harley Waddell (Year 12, St Andrews) and Thomas (Tom) Palmer (Year 12, St Andrews), progressed to the State semi-finals and went out to Mandurah College in a tense count-back-of-every-wave score.

Our best result came from the Junior body-boarders Nicholas (Nick) Verryn (Year 9, Alexander) and James Waddell (Year 9, St Andrews) who did brilliantly and reached the State Final, coming second to Margaret River Senior High. Well done to all - this was one of Scotch's most successful seasons to date.

Mr Jonathan Rugg

Colours & Honours Winter 2017

Please see here for recipients.