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Briggs McIntosh awarded Wyvern Medal

Teacher Matt Watson and student Briggs McIntosh standing in dinner suit at the Queens College function
Matt Watson, Deputy Director and Deputy Head of Learning of Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School and graduate Briggs McIntosh, at the Queens College Commencement Dinner in early March

Briggs McIntosh (OW2018) was recognised for his academic achievements at the University of Melbourne recently.

Congratulations to Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School graduate, Brigalow (Briggs) McIntosh (OW2018), who has been awarded a Queens College Wyvern Medal for his academic achievements at the University of Melbourne. The Wyvern Medal (named after Queens College’s mythical beast) is awarded to students who achieve an average of 80 per cent or greater in four subjects.

Briggs is studying a Bachelor of Arts (Extended) in Melbourne and says that he’s only just started to realise how significant an impact his schooling at Yiramalay has had on him.

‘The mentors at Yiramalay were a great help in assisting me and I can say happily that they are a big reason for me being where I am now,’ Briggs says.

‘Yiramalay for me was an experience of many ups and downs although through it all I can say that the program has helped me develop into the person I am today. I wouldn’t trade the valuable experiences it gave me for anything.’

It is fantastic to hear of Briggs’ many achievements and the way he is taking hold of every opportunity that comes his way.

When Briggs graduated in 2018, he had some wise words for current and potential Yiramalay students: ‘I ask you to make the most of the journey you are undertaking and to always strive for excellence in your education.’