The 2022 Luther College Dux Thomas Curnow, Proxime Accessit Sam Benson and subject Dux recipients for VCE subjects undertaken in 2022 were recognised for their outstanding academic achievements at the Luther College Opening Service and VCE Dux Presentations.
College Captains Jett and Olivia, together with Principal Jacqui Layfield and Chaplain Anita Foster, led the service welcoming students, staff, family and friends back to Luther College for the 2023 academic year. During the service, College Captains, teachers and staff were also officially installed, with Mrs Foster blessing them in their new roles. A beautiful rendition of Comptine d’un Autre été: L’Après by Year 11 student and pianist Shivesh followed.
Members of the Class of 2022 and current Year 12 students who completed a VCE subject last year, were recognised for their outstanding academic efforts which led to them being Dux of their subject.
The Douglas C W Maroney Legal Studies Prize was presented by Dr Leanne Benson, daughter of Mr Douglas Maroney to Mia Kempster and the Dr Caroline Gargett Scholarship for Excellence in Science was awarded by Dr Gargett’s son Tim to Thomas Curnow.
The Douglas C W Maroney Legal Studies Prize is awarded annually to the top student in Year 12 Legal Studies. Douglas Maroney was a highly respected lawyer who served as Chair of the Luther College Council from 2000-2007. He was also an active parent, past president of the PTFA, and member of the Luther College community.
The Dr Caroline Gargett Scholarship for Excellence in Science is a prestigious monetary scholarship established by the Gargett family in recognition of Caroline’s role as Professor and one of Australia’s leading medical scientists. For a number of years, she was the Secretary of the Luther College Council and chair of the Education sub-Committee.
The ceremony was a memorable way to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our Class of 2022 and to bless current students and staff for the year ahead.