Scotty James Wins Bronze
Since term began we have been discussing Scotty James’ (YG 2013) upcoming Snowboard Halfpipe Olympic campaign with eager anticipation and excitement, and as a School community we were beyond thrilled for him when he was announced as the flag-bearer of the Australian Olympic team. What a wonderful honour to not only represent your country but lead your teammates in the Opening Ceremony at a Winter Olympics.
Scotty performed extremely well in his two qualifying heats, with his best run scoring 96.75, placing him second going into the Final to be held the following day. The atmosphere was electric as our Junior girls and boys came together to watch the Final, cheering and supporting Scotty as loudly as they could. Following his three final’s runs he placed third, bringing home the bronze medal – a fantastic outcome!
Scotty has achieved so much in his snowboarding career and now adds an Olympic medal to the list. He is a fantastic role-model for our students, showing amazing passion for his sport and such dedication and commitment to his snowboarding career. We are so proud to call Scotty a Tintern alumnus and are very much looking forward to welcoming him back to Tintern Grammar later this week.
Tintern Grammar Alumni Olympians Come Together in PyeongChang
In an amazing coincidence, Alumna Avenue of Excellence inductee and Olympic Cycling Gold Medallist, Kathy Watt (YG 1982) contacted our Community Relations team to share that she had been commissioned by the Australian Olympic team to photograph athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. We were lucky enough to have Kathy share photos she captured of Scotty during his Olympic campaign with us. Enjoy Kathy’s photo gallery below.
A very big thank you to Kathy for sharing these amazing photos and providing us with unique glimpse into the Winter Olympics.
Avenue of Excellence
Both Scotty James and Kathy Watt are two of our inaugural inductees into the Tintern Grammar Avenue of Excellence. Visit the following link to learn more about them, the other inductees and the Avenue itself: https://www.tintern.vic.edu.au/community/avenue-of-excellence/
Showing our Support for Scotty
We were also very fortunate to have Channel 7 and 9, as well as the ABC, join us to capture all the excitement at Tintern Grammar during the final, with the footage shown to Scotty later in the day after his medal ceremony. Enjoy the Channel 7 segment.