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QCE Award winner

Posted on 17 February 2020

Recent graduate Lachlan Toovey was recognised as one of the state’s top academic achievers at the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) Achievement Awards on Saturday.

Lachlan was awarded the Highest Achievement by an Aboriginal Student or Torres Strait Islander Student. This award is based on achievements in the QCE, Overall Position (OP) ranking, Queensland Core Skills Test score, number of Very High Achievements (VHAs) in Authority subjects and QCE Advanced learning achievements, and it is a testament to Lachlan’s hard work and excellent academic results.

‘This is a wonderful recognition of Lachlan’s dedication to his studies and is a great tribute to his family and teachers,’ Headmaster Dr Alan Campbell said.

A proud Yalari student, boarder and prefect, Lachlan made the most of his education at Churchie, both in the academic and co-curricular realms. He achieved an OP 1, VHAs in all subjects and was awarded several prizes at the 2019 Speech Night, including The George Weatherlake Memorial Prize for First in QCE. Lachlan represented the School with distinction in the First VIII rowing and Second V basketball teams, and he achieved a position in the Schoolboys Division 1 State Rowing Team.

‘I am constantly inspired by the sacrifices of my family, especially my mum, to provide me with such great opportunities,’ Lachlan said.

‘The support I received from Churchie and the Yalari team also played a pivotal role in making my high school journey such a success.’

Lachlan hopes to study engineering, possibly abroad, with plans to return to his hometown of Dubbo in NSW to support his community as a qualified engineer.

Lachlan Toovey