Five of our Scone Grammar School students were nominated for Australia Day Awards through the Upper Hunter Shire Council. The thread 🧵 that weaves them together? Hard work, perseverance and community. Each of them show humility, keeping their feet 🦶 firmly on the ground as they reach for the stars.
 
Ryan Clerke, Lachlan Hails, Fletcher Shearman, Molly Wong and Stella Norvill were all nominated for awards, with Stella winning an Academic Achievement Award, having worked hard to finish first in all our classes for Year 11 and 12.
Molly Wong was nominated for community service through her contribution to music, and helping with functions at our Scone Grammar School cafe, Grammar Grind and has been involved in many community activities in Merriwa.
Ryan, our School Captain this year, was named ‘Best and Fairest’ for the Under 16’s Scone Thoroughbreds last year and represented Group 21, named as their ‘Player of the Year’. From a love of Rugby League, Fletcher has become a referee for Group 21, showing great perseverance, perspective and fairness.  Fletcher and Ryan have both been members of our Elite Sports Pathways Programme last year. The programme supports our striving SGS Secondary Athletes to train, expand their skills, gain support and knowledge through nutrition and lifestyle choices, tap into mentors in their chosen field and develop an exciting path forward.
Lochie, our 2019 Primary School Captain represented NSW Combined Independent Schools (CIS) in Touch Football, Rugby Union and Captained the Rugby League team. He also managed to fit in captaining the SGS Cricket Development Squad.
 
It was an honour for each of these students and for Scone Grammar School. Please join us in celebrating and congratulating each of these individuals.