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Tall Poppies Awards

Warrnambool College continues its tradition of recognising past students who have excelled in their chosen field through the presenting of the Sir John Eccles Tall Poppies Awards.

This award is named in honour of the highly lauded Sir John Eccles AC, Nobel Laureate and Rhodes Scholar. Sir John was a pupil at Warrnambool High School during the years 1915-1918. His distinguished academic life and his contribution to the world community in the field of neuroscience are recognised in the striking of this award. It will be presented to past students of Warrnambool College.

January 27, 2003 marked the centenary of the birth of Sir John who graduated from the University of Melbourne Medical School in 1925 where he headed the final year class list after winning many exhibitions, honours and prizes. His research and publications over a period of seventy years continue to have significant influences on brain research.

Sir John Eccles was recognised internationally by numerous honorary degrees, Fellowships, Lectureships, prizes, awards and memberships of learned academies and professional bodies. A distinguished career which has been recognised by Warrnambool College in the naming of the Sir John Eccles Science Block and through these awards.

Previous Tall Poppies Recipients

Dr Michael Burnett Leigh Cronin
Dr Selby King Dr Julianne Lynch
Dr Alicia Oshlack Dr Maria Rmine (dec.)
Dr Tiffany Walsh Dr Anna Curracun
Megan Reeve Dr Catherine Satzke
Rebecca O’Brien Skilbeck Benjamin Skilbeck
Dr Kate Graham Dr Amy Gray
Clare Lindop Dr Kerrie Seville
Dr Greg Hill Warren Day
David Baker Dr Jennifer Emeny (nee Adams)
Dr Rebecca Lyons Lt Col Graeme Hutton
Matthew Goldstraw  

Senior Tall Poppies Recipients

Mildred Buchanan (Rev Lehmann) David Caple
Dorothy Foster (Mrs Leopold) William Grauer
Kenneth Hartley John Legge
John Lindsay Mary Mitchell (Dr Graham)
Allan Scarfe Glenys Walter (Mrs Philpot)

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