Lachlan Champley wins national award

Posted on June 9, 2017

Year 12 student Lachlan Champley is one of only five students across Australia to be awarded a King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) Aspire Award in recognition of his strength of character and deep commitment to academic pursuits, co-curricular activities and community leadership.

KWM recognised as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms. Each year it presents the Aspire Award to five Australian senior students with the aim of helping them achieve their tertiary education goals. Each winner receives a $9,000 scholarship over three-years to go toward their tertiary education as well as mentorship from KWM.

The Aspire Awards are presented to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through a corporate partnership with The Smith Family from the Learning for Life Program and last year this opportunity was extended to participants of the Indigenous Youth Leadership Project (IYLP) and of the 5 students that received awards Lachlan was one of two IYLP students to be successful.

When acknowledging Lachlan’s achievement at a Headmaster’s Assembly, SJC Indigenous Coordinator, Edward Morgan, said the Aspire Award was a well-deserved honour for Lachlan. “Joe boys are recognised on a great number of occasions for the amazing work they continue to do in the school and in the community. Today we celebrate the example set by another student who continues to embody the modest determination and commitment that we take pride in here at Joeys.”

“Lachlan has a tireless work ethic and exhibits consistent application in all his subjects. He has participated whole-heartedly in all co-curricular aspects of the College. He is a member of the Second XI football side and this year he stroked the First VIII to third place at Head of the River. He is a respected leader in the College’s Indigenous program and sets a great example for younger students as he maintains a positive and polite demeanour at all times reflecting the humility and care that are fundamental to the Marist tradition.”