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

Residential Life

Spirit Award

The SPIRIT Award has been donated to the Residential Community by the Higham Family in memory of their son Lachie. Lachie was a boarder at Scotch College who after completing Year 10 went home for the Summer holidays. He had just celebrated his birthday on the Saturday when tragedy struck. Lachie was a free spirited young man who, like most country boys, loved riding his motor bike. While riding through the farm Lachie lost his life after suffering serious injuries from falling from his bike.

To keep Lachies memory alive the family created the SPIRIT award as they felt the letters that made up the word SPIRIT best characterised Lachies outlook on life.

S standing for the Sparkle that was in his eye
P for his Passion
I for his Imagination
R for his Resilience
I for his Integrity
T for his Tenacity

Each year Chris, Tim, Teg and Daisy come to Scotch from Carnarvon to celebrate dinner with us and present the award to the Boarder who best displays the SPIRIT attributes.

And the recipient for this year was Callum Willmott (Year 12). Callum is certainly a worthy winner of the award as he is always happy, a little bit cheeky, but most of all, he is willing to participate in all activities and encourages everyone else who is involved.

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Mr Marcus Wilkinson
Director of Residential Life