Young Haleians’ Endeavour AwardThe Young Haleians’ Endeavour Award is a unique opportunity for a member of the Young Haleian community to be nominated (or self-nominate) for an award that provides financial support up to the value of five thousand dollars. This financial support is designed to enable Young Haleians to pursue their future goals - no matter their field of pursuit.
Every Young Haleian has the opportunity to strive towards a goal with purpose, and the Young Haleians’ Award is designed to provide the support needed to do so. The criteria for the award are outlined as follows:
- To be awarded to a Young Haleian under the age of 30 who has established commitment towards and achieved (or is significantly advanced towards achieving) success in his chosen field of endeavour.
- He must be able to demonstrate noteworthy accomplishments within this field and have strategies in place to further progress towards a significant goal while reflecting the values of Hale School.
Complete the Application Form and send to the OHA Office: email@example.com or Young Haleians, Hale School, Hale Road, WEMBLEY DOWNS 6019
The inaugural winner of the Young Haleians’ Endeavour Award was Connor Delves (2008-2013).Connor threw himself into his studies and immersed himself in all that Hale had to offer during his time as a student. He gained Symbols for music (Choir and Ensemble), Service Learning, Drama, Football, Athletics and Academic achievement, as well as Colours for Academics and Colours and Honours for his real passion, Drama. Naturally enough it was Drama that captured his full attention and Connor took himself off to New York, straight from school, to begin full-time study. At the end of his first two years, Connor was one of just 16 young actors from around the world to be invited to join the 2016/17 Academy Company. His commitment at the Academy during this time was rewarded with a US $20,000 scholarship. He was still left way short of the actual cost of his year’s fees, however, as his visa status did not allow him to work outside the Academy. It was at this point that Connor approached the OHA for assistance. Part of his proposal said, I would like to think that my achievements in the US to date match that of mine back home in Australia.͟ The OHA agreed that they absolutely did and was delighted to be in a position to offer some assistance. All of this was happening in tandem with the development of the Young Haleians’ group and the OHA supported Connor knowing that he would qualify for the Endeavour Award.
He strongly believes that making one’s own work is the key to success: a value taught to him at Hale and one that has stood him in good stead so far in his career.
"The support Hale and the OHA have provided me has allowed me to really focus on this dream and bring it closer – within reach. I’m seeing the results, but I am determined to go further and reach as high as possible. I’m meeting and working with amazing people and that is all I can really ask for right now. It’s an extraordinary time!"