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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Young Haleians, Hale School, Hale Road, WEMBLEY DOWNS 6019
the winner of the 2018 young haleians' endeavour award was chris hewitt (2009-2013).
The Young Haleians’ Endeavour Award recognises Chris' outstanding accomplishments, future ambitions and endeavours in his field, being Aerospace Engineering.
Chris commenced studies at UWA moving to Melbourne to complete his Masters’ in Aerospace engineering at RMIT. He achieved a GPA of 3.9 (out of 4.0) and was the elected Student Representative for the Masters’ program. He was also awarded the 2018 Boeing Industry Scholarship. His Masters’ Thesis in rocket nozzle efficiency was recently accepted into the Australian International Aerospace Congress to be published and presented at their annual conference in 2019.
The funds will contribute to software engineering courses separate to his degree, further develop his skills and CV and in addition assist partially with re-allocation costs to Melbourne and overseas if opportunities arise.
Chris was well liked at Hale, making the most of the opportunity the school provides, he embodies the criteria of the award as well as Hale's values and we are very excited to follow his progress going forward.
Chris Hewitt (L) pictured with Matt Haddon (R)
"I am incredibly honoured to be receiving the Endeavour Award this year. I fully intend to make the most of the award and am excited for the opportunities this opens up for me. I want to extend my thanks to the Old Haleians Committee as well as Hale School for providing me with the resources and the environment to get to where I am today. I am so proud to be recognised by the school I was lucky enough to grow up with."
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.
The inaugural winner was Connor Delves (2008-2013).
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!"