Friday 07 December 2018

Inaugural Slater Graham Scholar

The Boardroom was abuzz recently when many supporters of the Slater/Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund gathered to meet the inaugural recipient of the scholarship, Jesse McIntosh. Jesse is a great all-rounder and has represented Victoria as a junior in AFL, basketball and athletics.

Convenor of the group and driving force behind the fundraising efforts to establish the scholarship was Captain of School 1958, Bruce Jeeves. Bruce congratulated Jesse on being the first to receive the scholarship and introduced him to Mr John McKenzie AM, Class of 1966 and a member of our Gallery of Achievement, who will act as a mentor to Jesse during his schooling.

Members of the Graham and Slater families were also present to wish Jesse well. Rob Slater and Alan Graham 1932 were Masters at the School and revered coaches during their time at Ivanhoe. They are remembered in perpetuity through this scholarship and the hill on the North Western side of the South Ground which bears their name.