Community Conscious School Prefect1st June 2018
Edward ‘Ted’ Vary is the epitome of the well-rounded young men that Toowoomba Grammar School strives to develop.
Ted comes from Ellangowan and was initially a day boy in Year 5 before becoming a boarder, which he thoroughly enjoys. He was appointed as the 2018 Senior Prefect of Toowoomba Grammar School based on overwhelming support from his contemporaries and staff. As Senior Prefect, Ted is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the 14 other School Prefects and leading all students through his positive endeavour, work ethic and personal qualities. Apart from Ted’s commitment to academic study and sport (cricket and rugby union in particular) he provides an excellent example to other students in the area of community service and charities.
Ted is a key participant in the School’s White Ribbon committee, organising fundraising events and promoting awareness of the prevention of Violence Against Women. He is a keen participant in his Boarding House’s partnership with Rosies, preparing evening meals for the disadvantaged and less fortunate residents in Toowoomba. Ted has also participated in the cancer research fundraising event Relay for Lifeand is a supporter of the annual Sony Foundation Holiday Camp for children with disabilities held at Toowoomba Grammar School.
In the Term One holidays this year, Ted participated in a Toowoomba Grammar School rugby tour to the West Coast of the USA. With 46 other school friends, he played 10 rugby games against American clubs and schools. Ted is studying Year 12 English, mathematics B, mathematics C, physics, geography and graphics. He has tertiary education aspirations of either engineering or architecture.