SMGS crowned 2019 National Co-Ed Secondary Champions

After five days of tackling challenging conditions at the 2019 Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships, Snowy Mountains Grammar School (SMGS) proudly took the top step of the podium as the 2019 Australian National Co-Ed Secondary Champions.

This year’s event certainly provided ample opportunity for competitors to put their resilience to the test and the school is proud to say that everyone passed with flying colours as they smiled through five days of low visibility, rain, sleet and snow.

Of the students’ participation at Mt Buller, SMGS Director of Activities, Martin Philpott, said, “Congratulations to all our students, who raced their hearts out, supported each other and their competitors through the adverse conditions. Your positivity and resilience were exemplary!”

The end of Nationals also signals the final Interschools Snowsports events for many of SMGS Year 12 students. This year, SMGS bids farewell to the following students: Alexander Woolley, Campbell Oatley, Charles Beaton, Eve Donnelly, Jack Herrmann, Jack Machin, Jamie Mawkes, Lucinda Joyce and Ambrose Hansen. SMGS would like to thank each of these students for their leadership and commitment to the snowsports community and wish them all well in their future endeavours!

SMGS Principal Dr Andrew Bell was proud of the students’ participation in this year’s event and acknowledged the amount of time, preparation and energy invested, from both participants and the Australian snowsports community, which the success of these major events relies.

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