Hildebrand’s Highest Achievers
Julia Schumann, who received an ATAR of 99.3, chose to attend Campion over other esteemed universities, because it has something special to offer: an integrated Catholic education to prepare her for any profession by offering her a thorough understanding of the western world and her own Catholic faith and its traditions.
My two older sisters had both attended Campion, so I had heard about all of the exciting things that this college had to offer. I knew from their experience that this course offered not only a synthesised, chronological analysis of the western tradition but an analysis from a Catholic perspective. The possibility to learn about my faith and culture in a Catholic environment struck me not only as exceptionally rare, but infinitely valuable. I therefore decided to come because I knew that this kind of education would stay with me for the rest of my life, regardless of which career I chose to pursue.
I have enjoyed so many aspects of my time at Campion so far, but my experience has been characterised by the centrality that God has in the course and the community. From daily mass and a daily rosary to his beginning each lecture with a prayer, His presence in every aspect of college life means the relationships formed here are eminently strong and exceptionally valuable. The people at Campion are living embodiments of faith, love and humility. They are constant examples of how to live in Christ. The culture at Campion has nurtured my faith journey, and this experience has been life-changing.
I have been interested in studying law since I was in year 10, and I am still passionate about pursuing this when I have finished at Campion. I have been involved in the pro-life movement for some years now, and I would ultimately love to work as a lawyer in this area. Doing whatever I can to foster a culture of life in Australia is something I am passionate about pursuing. My other great love is ballroom dancing; I would love to dance as much as I can and continue to do it well into the future.
Along with Schumann, Jerome Shogren and Ellen McCumstie are also recipients of the Hildebrand High Achievers Scholarship, which is awarded to those students who received an excellent HSC mark.
Jerome Shogren, who is currently in his second year at Campion College, received an ATAR of 97. He attended Centenary State High School in Brisbane. There he was awarded the place of dux in Ancient History, Modern History and English. He also received awards of excellence such as the University of Queensland Award for Excellence in the Humanities and the Best All-Rounder Award for active and successful engagement in all areas of school life.
Third year student, Ellen McCumstie, achieved an ATAR of 97.45. She received this mark from Sacred Heart Girls College in Oakleigh Victoria. There she excelled in Fashion Design & Technology, Business Management, English, History and Literature. She was very active in school events and community service, and has been in the National Association of Catholic Families, and various youth groups.