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Outstanding First Year Collegian Award goes to Christopher Scholes

Christopher Scholes, the receiver of the Bevan Corbett Outstanding First Year Collegian Award of 2012

The winner of the 2012 Bevan Corbett Outstanding First Year Collegian Award, Christopher Scholes, has impressed Warrane staff with his friendliness and willingness to get involved in College activities.

In his first year Christopher managed to become the amenities director on ActCom and to win the Sports Supporter of the Year award in a year when the College won the Intercollege Sports Shield due to strong team spirit.

Christopher also took over the role of Warrane’s official photographer, making a strong impression with his enthusiasm and the high quality of his work.

Born in England, Christopher emigrated in 1995 and settled on the New South Wales Central Coast with his parents – his only family in Australia.

He went to Gosford High School between 2004 and 2009, in the latter years setting his sights firmly on gaining entry to an engineering degree.

This year he will be moving into his fourth and final year of a Civil Engineering degree at UNSW and says he is “greatly looking forward to going into the workplace as a professional-in-training when the degree is over”.

Christopher said he felt honoured to win the Bevan Corbett award. “I’m just extremely grateful for the opportunities the College has provided for me to express and develop my own interests in photography, and getting involved in college life,” he said.

Christopher expects 2013 will present a challenge balancing College life and university studies, but it is a challenge that he will enjoy. He said in particular he was looking forward to being on the 2013 Activities Committee as Amenities Director as well as working towards his honours thesis.

The Bevan Corbett Award was established in 2006 following the tragic death of second-year resident Bevan Corbett, while he was on a summer placement in Cobar. The award was created in recognition of the qualities of diligence, service, and openness to others that Warrane considers essential to collegial life.

[Warrane College offers more than just accommodation to students at UNSW: List of the annual Bevan Corbett award winners can be viewed here]