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JULIA KADDATZ graduated from HSC in 2011 and was a College Leader, Dux, achieved an OP1 and received the Marist Sisters Award.  Julia had a two-year gap period, travelling solo to the USA in 2013.  Julia is now studying at Monash University completing a dual Degree – Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts.  [...]
MICHAEL HONNERY recently graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Degree with 1st Class Honours.  Michael was Valedictorian of the Health & Behavioural Sciences Faculty.  He has commenced a post-graduate position at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.  Michael was a student at HSC from 2007 to 2011.
EKA SETIYAWAN graduated from HSC in 2013.  Eka held the position of Community Service Chair in his Senior year at school.  Since graduating, Eka has undertaken studies in the field of Chemical and Metallurgical engineering at the University of Queensland. Eka received a scholarship with Rio Tinto and the opportunity to undertake vacation employment during the tenure [...]
KACIE ANNING was a College Leader and graduated from HSC in 2006.  Kacie was heavily involved with cultural activities at the College including theatre productions and theatre restaurants.  After leaving school, Kacie studied at Queensland University of Queensland (QUT) and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film & Television and then post-graduate studies in Directing at the Australian [...]
Jyi Lawton - QUT Student Leader of the Year Jyi Lawton (Class of 2007) has been awarded Queensland University of Technology's Student Leader of the Year Award.  Jyi works at Brisbane Detention Centre at Wacol whilst studying with QUT.
Lachlan Halliwell - Acting in Hollywood Lachlan Halliwell (Class of 2009) is taking on Hollywood!  After graduating from the New York Film Academy, Lachlan is now working with Nicholas Cage in 'The Dying of the Light'.  Lachlan is also working with John Cusack and Thomas Jane in the film 'Drive Hard'.
Kellie Rundell - Nurse with a Mission Kellie Rundell (Class of 2009) is a registered nurse and will be joining the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) medical ship in April 2015.  (The YWAM crew visited HSC recently and we found out how they are a group of young people from all over the world who travel on a [...]
Benjamin Thiele - Apprentice of the Year Congratulations to Benjamin Thiele (Class of 2012) for being named the 2014 Mackay and Whitsunday Housing and Construction Awards Apprentice of the Year.  Well done Benjamin!
Class of 2004 Reunion Evening The Class of 2004 gathered for their Reunion Dinner at the Mackay Surf Club on Saturday 11 October 2014.  A great night was had by all!
Ashleigh Blucher - Radio Star! Congratulations to Ashleigh Blucher (Class of 2007) for being awarded the Best Newcomer On-Air Award at the National Radio Awards earlier this week.  Ashleigh works for Power FM in News South Wales.  Well done Ashleigh!

The Reunion Dinner for Year 12 students in 2004 at HSC is at the Mackay Surf Club on Saturday 11 October 2014 at 6:00pm.  For further information, please contact Kayla Porter on 0439 721 072.

KIERAN DAVIS graduated from HSC in 2009 and was one of our College Leaders that same year. Kieran worked at a local engineering firm for a short time before completing a Navy Officer course. He then attended the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra to complete military training and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours). Whilst at ADFA, Kieran won a major award – RSL of Australia Sword for Leadership and Officer Development.

CHRIS HONNERY graduated from HSC in 2009 and held the position of Yara House Captain that same year. Chris went on to study a Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts (Sports Studies) at the University of Queensland.

Liam McNeill graduated from HSC in 2008 and is employed by the Australian Army as a fitter/armourer with the Townsville-based 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment (3CER).

Shae Holmes graduated from HSC in 2008 and was the Christian Leadership Committee Chairperson. Shae was originally accepted into university to study Occupational Therapy but decided to follow her passion to become a teacher. Shae completed a Bachelor of Learning Management at CQ University and graduated with distinction. She also won the Mackay education prize and the Catholic Education Diocese of Rockhampton prize for having the highest GPA at the Mackay campus.

AMANDA PELAGALLI graduated from HSC in 2005. After a ‘gap’ year, Amanda worked in a local financial planning firm for 3 years where she completed her Diploma of Financial Services. Deciding on a career change, Amanda became a travel agent with Harvey World Travel where she worked for 3 years and travelled to destinations such as Europe, South America and Asia.

MATTHEW PORTER graduated from HSC in 2002. For several years after graduating, Matthew worked in the computer and electronics industry until he started his own computer repair business in 2006.

GERARD BONAVENTURA graduated from HSC in 2002 and then joined the Royal Australian Air Force. He attended the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra from 2003-2005, concurrently completing Officer Training and a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales. In 2006, he posted to RAAF BASE East Sale in Victoria where he underwent air traffic control training.

LOUISE NICOL (nee WESSEL) graduated from HSC in 2000 and was the College Leader, School Dux and received the Marist Sisters’ Award that same year. Louise came back to speak at HSC Speech Night in 2005.