14 August 2017

Boys' Achievements

James Naylor-Pratt (Year 11, Anderson) represented Western Australia at the Australian weightlifting championships in Launceston. James was selected to compete in the under 15 and under 17 age divisions. He went on to win a gold medal in the under 15s 77kg division with best lifts of a 70kg snatch and a 90kg clean and jerk for a 160kg total. His lifts were also good enough to win him a bronze medal in the under 17s.

Aidan Read(Year 11, St Andrews) returned from his international debut in the Formula Masters in a race meet in Shanghai last weekend. Aidan was invited to join the leading Eurasia Motorsport Team following impressive testing and time trials in the Philippines earlier in the year. In the second race of the day against experienced drivers he broke into the top 10 places and was 1.5 seconds off the pole sitter following qualifying. At 15 years of age and in his debut race meet, he quickly caught the attention of a lot of people up and down pit lane. Aidan is planning to compete in the full season of the Formula masters next year so it is with much interest that we watch his progress over the coming year.

Vaughan Chin (Year 12, Ferguson)'s poem "Virtually Alive", Tom Lavery (Year 12, St Andrews)'s poem "Rules of Time" and Hamish de la Hunty (Year 12, Shearer)'s poem "A Gift" were selected for publication in the annual West Australian High School Poetry anthology Primo Lux. Be sure to read these poems in the current edition or the forthcoming one of Raven.

James Simpson (Year 12[2014], Anderson) won a prize for his short story "Halfway Home" in the Year 10-12 Prose section of The Grove Literature Prize. This story will be in the Spring edition of Raven.