​Our regions top-performing students awarded scholarships to BDC for 2023

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Forty of the top-performing students of the Coffs Coast region have been awarded scholarships to attend Bishop Druitt College in 2023. 

Scholarships were awarded to students from Macksville to Mullaway, and recognise and reward high achievers and individuals who demonstrate results and potential in academia, sports, performance, and the arts. 

The scholarship recipients for 2023, ranging from 2023 entry into Year 4 to Year 11, attended Bishop Druitt College to receive their scholarship awards, and to meet with the Principal, Nick Johnstone. 

Mr Johnstone says: "We believe it is important to recognise outstanding achievement and dedication - our scholarship program shines a light on these wonderful young students, and acknowledges their hard work.”

“We welcome these outstanding achievers to the college, and look forward to working with them to further develop their skills throughout their learning journey." 

To gain a scholarship at BDC, students need to excel in a number of different areas, such as sport, music, drama, dance, visual arts, textiles and design, academics and STEM. The selection includes a rigorous application process, including endorsements from public referees, selected staff and heads of school. This year, there were 165 outstanding applicants.

Congratulations to the following Bishop Druitt College 2023 Scholarship recipients. 

Scholarship recipients for 2023 are: 

Academic: Sally Bartlett (Narranga Primary School), Lior Daley, Jarrah Elliott (Toormina Public School), Clare Kelly, Anise Lee, Isaac Lim, Samuel Mee, William Taylor, Eve Moon (Toormina Public School), Elicia Oxebridge (Narranga Pubic School), Madison Patrech, Camble Scott.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander: Tehani Badke, Will Bursle, Ziggy Carpenter, Darcie McInally, Ruby Knight (Narranga Public School), Mikaylie Atzori (Orara High School), Archie Mercy, Hunter Mercy, Halle Mercy.

All Rounder: William Hodgson, Caroline Mostert, Molly Williams, Lulu McGrath (Bellingen High School), Sophia Walraven.

Noel Jackson Memorial Bursary: Nyah Gaddes, Halo Campbell

Performing Arts: Freya Eather (Kororo Public School), Shanaya Pitt (Coffs Harbour High School), Zitong Lin, Ella Chowdhury.

Sporting Performance: Logan Sambrook, Tyler Calder, Alexandra Nealand, Riley Wood (St Augustine’s Primary School), Amaia Wain (Bellingen High School), Lilly Geddes, Joshua Walraven, Daniel Williams.

STEM: Joshua Walraven.

Bishop Druitt College is the leading co-educational K-12 school in the greater Coffs Coast region, proudly independent and inclusive. Bishop Druitt College boasts the top ATAR benchmarks for the region, and is known for our academic focus and innovative practices.

Bishop Druitt College also offers the High Performance Program (HPP), for outstanding achievers in sport and the performing arts, supporting students to meet their true potential through flexible and responsive classes and learning programs, designed to enable our students to continue to strive at the highest levels.  

If you are interested in applying for 2024 scholarships all information is available on the college website - www.bdc.nsw.edu.au

Front row: Will Bursle, Zitong Lin, Riley Wood, Halle Mercy, Hunter Mercy, Mikaylie Atzori, Ruby Knight, Sophia Walraven 

Second row: Tehani Badke, Joshua Waraven, Madison Patrech, Shanaya Pitt, Ziggy Carpenter,  Halo Campbell, Will Hodgson, Lilly Geddes, Caroline Mostert, Archie Mercy, Darcie McInally, Molly Williams, Nyah Gaddes, 

Back Row: Daniel Williams, Camble Scott, Lulu McGrath, Amaia Wain, Logan Sambrook

Absent: Alexandra Nealond, Freya Eather, Ella Chowdury, Tyler Calder, Sally Bartlett, Elicia Oxenbridge, Jarrah Elliot, Eve Moon, William Taylor, Isaac Lim, Anise Lee, Lior Daley, Samuel Mee, Clare Kelly.