Congratulations to the Class of 2020

In a challenging year for our Year 12 students, a bright spot for The Geelong College was the announcement of today’s VCE results.

 

Dux of the College Dany Yang received an ATAR of 99.80 after excelling in English, French, Mathematical Methods, Physics, Further Mathematics, VET Music and Music Performance. Danny received study scores of 50 for Further Mathematics in 2019 and for Music Performance this year. He was awarded The C.A Bickford Prize for the top Year 12 English Student, The E.R Scott Prize for the best instrumentalist, the Humble Club Prize and Merit Awards for English, Physics and French. Danny was a School Prefect and Music Co-Captain and was recognised with Honours for Badminton, Rock Band, Stage Band and Academic Performance.

 

Principal of The Geelong College, Dr Peter Miller said this morning how thrilled he was to see the results.

“We are all very proud of what has been achieved by all of our Year 12 students this year. These outstanding academic results are the product of their hard work and commitment to high achievement, and with the VCE process now complete our students eagerly await their tertiary offers so that they can build on the experiences of this year and look to their futures.

I would like to offer special congratulations to our Dux Danny Yang, who is a talented, hard-working and humble young man who has shone not only in his academic studies but in sport, music and leadership. I wish him well for the future.

It was also particularly pleasing to see six students with scores over 99 or the top 1% of the state. Congratulations to Danny, Michael Pan, Douglass Bell, Amy Pan, Lachlan Houen and Felicity Bisinella.  

I would also like to congratulate the six students who achieved study scores of 50 this year, Year 11 students James Afford and Skye Ellis for Further Mathematics and Eddison Hang for Physics, and Year 12 students Joshua Newtown for Music Investigation, Danny Yang for Music Performance and Lachlan Houen for Theatre Studies” he concluded.

Dux of the College, Dany Yang was very excited receive his results this morning and is looking forward to beginning his tertiary studies with a Bachelor of Science at Melbourne University.

“I could not be happier” Danny said.

“I have been hopeful all year, but I’m genuinely surprised by how well I ended up doing. The 50 for Music was unexpected but I’ve really enjoyed studying music this year. It’s always been a part of me and I’m just glad I was able to finish it on such a high. Next year I’m looking at a Bachelor of Science. Eventually I plan to do a Juris Doctor at Melbourne University but for my undergraduate study I want to explore my options and learn as much as I can that will hopefully be helpful for my future” he continued.

Dr Miller finished by offering congratulations to the whole cohort.

“Congratulations to our class of 2020 you have worked very hard and been guided by dedicated teachers to understand and achieve your best. Strong results provide the best opportunities for students, and we look forward to following the continued learning and exciting futures of all of the class of 2020.

Other outstanding achievers from The Geelong College VCE class of 2020

Douglass Bell (ATAR of 99.55)

Entered 2010; Shannon House

2020 Achievements: Douglass was awarded The A.T Andrews Memorial Prize for Mathematics and Science in Year 12, The Chemistry Prize, a Year 12 Merit Award, The Colin Carstairs Bell Rowing Bursary and Merit Awards for Chemistry and Mathematical Methods. He was the 1st Soccer Vice-Captain and was recognised with Honours for Rowing and Academic Performance.

Unit 3 and 4 Subjects: English, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.

 

Felicity Bisinella (ATAR 99.20)

Entered 2008; Calvert House

2020 Achievements: Felicity was awarded The Physics Prize, a Gold Endeavour Award and a Merit Award for Physics.

Unit 3 and 4 Subjects: English, Legal Studies, Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Physics and Further Mathematics.

 

Alex Bond (ATAR 98.55)

Entered 2015; Keith House

2020 Achievements: Alex was awarded The MacFarlane Burnet Prize for Proficiency in Science, particularly Biology, a Year 12 Merit Award, The Harry Hooper Environmental Science Prize and Merit Awards for Environmental Science, English and Chemistry. He was a Prefect in Keith House and the 1st Soccer Vice-Captain, and was recognised with Honours for Academic Performance and School Colours for Badminton and Soccer.

Unit 3 and 4 Subjects: English, Chemistry, Environmental Science, French, Mathematical Methods and Biology.

 

Lachy Bowker (ATAR 96.50)

Entered 2016; McLean House

2020 Achievements: Lachy was awarded The Hermitage Old Girls’ Association Prize and The Morongo Medal for the Captains of Mossgiel and Mackie and Merit Awards for English and Chemistry. He was the Co-Captain of McLean House and Co-Captain of the Boys’ Boarding House, Mackie.

Unit 3 and 4 Subjects: English, Chemistry, Chinese Second Language, Mathematical Methods, Further Mathematics and Physics.

 

Scarlette Hayden (ATAR 97.70)

Entered 2006; McArthur House

2020 Achievements: Scarlette was awarded a Gold Endeavour Award and Merit Awards for English and Psychology. She was a Prefect in McArthur House and was recognised with School Colours for Soccer.

Unit 3 and 4 Subjects: Biology, English, French, Mathematical Methods and Psychology.

 

Joshua High (ATAR 96.90)

Entered 2014; Morrison House

2020 Achievements: Joshua was awarded the Cricket Fairest and Best, a Gold Endeavour Award and a Merit Award for English. He was the 1st Cricket Vice-Captain and was recognised with Honours for Cricket.

Unit 3 and 4 Subjects: Chemistry, English, Chinese Second Language, French and Mathematics Methods.

 

Lachlan Houen (ATAR 99.25)

Entered 2017; Shannon House

2020 Achievements: Lachlan was awarded The Stanley Calvert Prize for Debating and Public Speaking, The Year 12 Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance, a Year 12 Merit Award, The Classics Prize for Latin, The Literature Prize, The Theatre Studies Prize and Merit Awards for Literature, English, Further Mathematics, Theatre Studies and Latin. He was a Prefect in Shannon House and Co-Captain of the Debating team. Lachlan was recognised with Honours for Academic Performance, Choir and Debating, School Colours in Drama and Half Colours in Music.

Unit 3 and 4 Subjects: English, Latin, Further Mathematics, Literature, Theatre Studies, Legal Studies, Drama and Global Politics.

 

Charlie Hurst (ATAR 96.20)

Entered 2015; Morrison House

2020 Achievements: Charlie was awarded the Dr J.A Campbell Perpetual Trophy Prize. He was Co-Captain of Morrison House, Cricket Captain and was recognised with Honours for Cricket.

Unit 3 and 4 Subjects: English, Legal Studies, French, Further Mathematics and Mathematical Methods.

 

Tara Kearns (ATAR 97.80)

Entered 2015; Keith House

2020 Achievements: Tara was awarded The C.A Bickford Prize for the top Year 12 English Student, a Gold Endeavour Award and a Merit Award for English. She was a Prefect in Keith House and was Co-Vice-Captain of the Snowsports Team. Tara was recognised with Honours for Choir.

Unit 3 and 4 Subjects: English, Chemistry, Biology, French, Mathematical Methods and Geography.

 

Amy Pan (ATAR 99.25)

Entered 2015; Coles House

2020 Achievements: Amy was awarded a Merit Award for English and recognised with School Colours for Badminton.

Unit 3 and 4 Subjects: English, Latin, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Chinese – Second Language.

 

Michael Pan (ATAR 99.65)

Entered 2015; Morrison House

2020 Achievements: Michael was awarded The Morongo Medal for the Captains of Mossgiel and Mackie, The Year 12 English Additional Language Prize, The Brian Lester Prize for Specialist Mathematics, The Mathematical Methods Prize, a Year 12 Merit Award and Merit Awards for English Additional Language, Chemistry and Mathematical Methods. He was the Co-Captain of the Boys’ Boarding House, Mackie and a Prefect in Morrison House. Michael was recognised with an Honour for Academic Performance and Stage Band, and School Colours for Badminton.

Unit 3 and 4 Subjects: English Additional Language, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chinese Second Language - Advanced.

 

Jack Perry (ATAR 98.75)

Entered 2008; Wettenhall House

2020 Achievements: Jack was awarded a Year 12 Merit Award, a Gold Endeavour Award and Merit Awards for English, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods and Legal Studies. He was recognised with Honours for Academic Performance.

Unit 3 and 4 Subjects: English, Chemistry, French, Legal Studies, Mathematical Methods and Further Mathematics.

 

Liza Saverchenko (ATAR 96.05)

Entered 2017; Calvert House

2020 Achievements: Liza was awarded a Gold Endeavour Award and Merit Awards for English and Psychology, and was recognised with School Colours for Softball.

Unit 3 and 4 Subjects: Chemistry, English, Legal Studies, Mathematical Methods and Psychology.

 

Geordie Whittakers (ATAR 98.30)

Entered 2015; Shannon House

2020 Achievements: Geordie was awarded The Colin Carstairs Bell Rowing Bursary, The Rowing Excellence Award, a Year 12 Merit Award, The Visual Communication and Design Prize, The B.R Keith Modern Language Prize for French and Merit Awards for English, Product Design Technology, Visual Communication Design and French. He was a School Prefect and Captain of the Boats and was recognised with Honours for Academic Performance and Rowing.

Unit 3 and 4 Subjects: English, French, Mathematical Methods, Visual Communication and Design, Product Design Technology and Further Mathematics.