It was wonderful this week to welcome back David Boon to Grammar to be inducted as Alumnus of the Year. Named after eminent Australian composer and Old Launcestonian Peter Sculthorpe, the award was created in 2015 by fellow alumni, Ross Youngman and John Ferrall, to honour a member of the Launceston Grammar community who has made a significant achievement within their chosen field of endeavour. As a School, we are grateful to Mr Ross Youngman and Mr John Ferrall who initiated this wonderful award.
David spoke to our students about his time at the School and the things he took from Launceston Grammar that helped him on his life’s journey. He shared some wonderful messages about the importance of being brave and taking chances. He spoke of the importance of integrity, hard work and education. He wanted our students to see the list of alumni that have been awarded and that this award is inspiring.
The Peter Sculthorpe Alumnus Award inductees cross fields of politics, sport, medicine and medical research, journalism, and the arts. It was also wonderful to welcome back some of his classmates from 1978 to celebrate with David.
As we approach the end of Term, could I draw your attention to our upcoming Junior Campus Graduation and Presentation Evening on Thursday 8 December at our Senior Campus Hall. Also, our Senior Graduation and Presentation Evening at the Silverdome is on Wednesday 14 December.