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

Boys Achievements

Felix Jones (Year 12, Brisbane) has been selected in the 13 student WA State Debating squad. Felix will now participate in intensive training before the final four student team is announced later this term.

Nathan Thomas (Year 11, Anderson) has been named as a reserve player for the Under 18 Australian Junior Basketball Championships that will be held in Geelong in April. Nathan has also been invited to join the basketball RAW Hoops USA Exposure Tour in July 2018.

Marcello Torre (Year 11, Cameron) placed second at the Australian Youth Championships and 19th in the World Championships Sailing Open Fleet. Marcello also won the NSW State Championships in Woollahra. Marcello has gained selection for The World Championship at Newport Rhode Island in August.

Raffael Torre (Year 9, Cameron) placed 4th in the Thomas Hodge as a crew member at the Australian Youth Championship and 4th in the Silver Fleet at the World Championships.

Anthony Ghiselli (Year 9, Alexander) has been selected to compete in the 2018 Australian Junior Athletic Championships in Sydney Olympic Park from 14-18 March 2018.

Ben Scott (Year 9, Ross) will be attending the National U14 Water Polo championships to be held in Canberra from 26 - 29 March.

William Steinberg (Year 10, Brisbane) and Daniel Wiese (Year 10, Keys) have been invited to attend the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee (AMOC) Selection School from March 21 - 30 at Macquarie University in Sydney. The purpose of the selection school is to help identify, and develop the skills of, students who may be selected to represent Australia at the International Maths Olympiad. It is therefore an enormous honour to be invited to the selection school.

Lions Youth of the Year Speech and Leadership Quest:

The following students won the Public Speaking Award component of their respective areas:

Sebastian Barrett (Year 11, Brisbane) in the Fremantle Club round

Gyles Davies (Year 11, Brisbane) in the Ballajura Club round

Josh Turibaka (Year 11, St Andrews) in the Kingsley Woodvale Club round

Conor Patton (Year 12, Ross) won the Public Speaking Award component and the Overall Award of the Perth Metro Club round and advanced to the zone finals. Conor competed in the zone finals and has now advanced to the District round.