Logies nominations for two Old Boys
Two BGS Old Boys have been nominated in the same category at the 2018 Logies – Most Popular New Talent. Dr Shalin Naik '95 aims to become the first scientist and first person of Indian heritage to win a Logie for presenting stories on ABC's Catalyst and Ask the Doctor. George Pullar ’13 is nominated for his role in A Place to Call Home, a drama about love and loss set against the social change of the 1950s. The voting process has closed but we wish both Old Boys well for the Logies event on the Gold Coast in July.
Fancutts continue success
Another generation of the Fancutt name has entered the tennis history books at BGS. Following in the footsteps of his Old Boy father and BGS Director of Tennis Michael Fancutt '77, who won the 14 and under age group at the School in 1972, Sam Fancutt won the Year 7 championship this year.
Grammarians' Rowing Gift
Thanks to the generosity of the Grammarians' Rowing Club, Springwood State High School became the proud owners of a new boat. The 'Barrel' was launched in March on Coomera Lake. Springwood SHS operates a rowing program to provide an added incentive for students to attend school. Many students improved their attendance rate from 60% to 90% in order to be able to row. The Grammarians' donation has contributed to the success of this program.
BGS Rowers to represent Australia
BGS Old Boys Miller Rowe and Logan Ullrich (both '17) have been selected to row for Australia at the World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic in the men's coxed four. Old Boy Paddy Holt '16 has also been selected for Australia and will row in the U21 crew in the Trans-Tasman Regatta against New Zealand. The three young rowers spent many years under the directorship of Joe Rodrigues at the BGS boatshed, making their way from the BGS First VIII to Australian teams. To help Miller and Logan fund their trip to the world champs in August click here.
International volleyball success
BGS Old Boy Max Senica has had a breakout first season in American top-level college volleyball. Starting every match as outside hitter, he played an integral role in helping his University of Charleston, West Virginia team win the most ever games in the conference. Click here to read more about Max's experience at the University of Charleston so far.