A TRADITION of academic excellence continued at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace when former student Simon Quinn was awarded the Queensland Rhodes Scholarship last month.
Simon, an economics graduate, joined 16 other Terrace old boys since 1929 who had received the prestigious scholarship.
With the scholarship comes the Prince Albert Cup which State Education Minister Anna Bligh presented to Terrace at a Rhodes Scholar assembly on February 15.
Among those attending were principal Peter Chapman, former principal Dr Brendan McManus, representatives from the Christian Brothers’ St Francis Xavier Province and Simon’s parents, staff and students.
Terrace was the inaugural recipient of the cup, made in 1840 for Queen Victoria’s consort, Prince Albert, when it was brought to Brisbane and offered to secondary schools to encourage excellence.
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