Our 2020 Top Performers
We are thrilled to celebrate our Year 12 cohort who have achieved remarkable academic results across a broad range of subjects. Their success is testament to the fortitude, diligence and perseverance shown by each student in the most extraordinary of circumstances. As an open entry School, we are proud of the achievements of all students and are excited to hear in the coming days of their tertiary placements both locally and abroad.
Our 2020 Dux
We extend our congratulations to our 2020 St Catherine’s School Dux, Romy Cantwell.
There is much indeed that is impressive in relation to Romy’s contribution to life at St Catherine’s. As Davis House Co-Captain, she has led by example with her commitment and positivity, while her infectious sense of fun and competitive spirit has encouraged other students to become involved throughout the year. This extensive involvement has been recognised with Romy achieving well-deserved House Colours in 2020. Romy is also the worthy recipient of the Dark Blue Award for Academic Excellence and Light Blue Award for Performance in Rowing.
A hardworking athlete, Romy has been a member of numerous sporting teams including GSV Swimming and Rowing. Her significant and successful involvement in Rowing saw her crew, the First VIII, achieve a first-place finish at the Henley Regatta and the Victorian State Rowing Championships. As Co-Captain of Boats for 2020, Romy was awarded Full Colours for Rowing. Additionally, Romy was the recipient of the Thora Jex Memorial Award for Sporting Enthusiasm in 2019 and awarded Contribution Sport Colours in 2020.
Romy has balanced her extensive contribution to the broader life of the School, with an equally impressive commitment to her academic program. She is a hardworking and diligent student who approached her studies with enthusiasm and positivity. Always one with a friendly smile and greeting, Romy is a student who supports her peers and who has established strong and enduring friendships within the year group and, indeed, throughout the School community.
We are so proud of you Romy and wish you well beyond the Heyington Gates as you follow your dreams to study Medicine at The University of Melbourne
Our Proxime Accessit to the Dux
Congratulations to our Proxime Accessit to the Dux, Lucy Croft, who now intends to study Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design at Monash University.
To her credit, Lucy has welcomed every opportunity to contribute to the wider life of the School. She enthusiastically represented her House in Athletics, Cross Country, and the Arts. An accomplished musician, Lucy’s musical involvement has been extensive. She has participated in numerous school concerts and was the School Concert Band Captain. She was also an integral member of the Clarinet Ensemble. Lucy has shown a solid commitment to her sporting pursuits by attending training sessions and matches for GSV Soccer and AFL.
Lucy has made her academic work her highest priority and has achieved outstanding results across all subjects. In Year 11 she was awarded the VCE Unit 1 and 2 Subject Award for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. In the same year, she also attended the Study Tour to France and completed Units 3 and 4 French, achieving an excellent Study Score. She was awarded a Certificate of Distinction in the Australian National Chemistry Quiz, the School Academic Excellence Award, and the Noel Warner Award for School Excellence. In Year 12, Lucy completed Units 3 and 4 English, Mathematical Methods, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and was the worthy recipient of a Dark Blue Award for Academic Excellence, which is given to Year 12 students who have reached an outstanding level of achievement in a number of their subjects. She was also a member of the Monash University Scholars Program and the Melbourne University Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program.
Lucy has much to be pleased about in relation to her own development and inner resourcefulness. She has a clear sense of purpose and a strong sense of herself as an individual, and she can reflect on her school days with considerable satisfaction at all that she has achieved. She is spirited and courageous and these qualities should stand her in very good stead, not only in the immediate future but in the relationships she establishes and situations in which she finds herself well beyond her time at school.
We wish Lucy every success and happiness in her future endeavours.
Perfect Study Scores
The following students are also acknowledged for their outstanding achievement of a Perfect Score of 50 in selected subjects: Clementine (Cece) Newton-Brown (Accounting), Jessica Yang (Accounting), Alexandra Demetriou (Legal Studies), Sophie Hogan (Business Management) and Tingquan (Gloria) Meng (Mathematical Methods).