Year 12 student Hamish Williams is a boarder at Toowoomba Grammar School whose family resides on a grazing property in Morven in south west Queensland.

Hamish exhibits an active interest in a diverse range of activities, including filmmaking. Whilst in Year 9, Hamish won an Empire Theatres Foundation Youth Bursary, enabling him to complete an acting course. Inspired, he became involved in the Toowoomba Grammar School Acting Academy, school productions and has particularly enjoyed scriptwriting and film and play production.

In 2016, he wrote, directed and produced a short film submitted to the National War Museum featuring ANZAC Day Celebrations.

One may not imagine a boy from the bush would be involved in triathlons but Hamish has represented the Darling Downs in the State Championships. He has also been active in community service activities, including with the Toowoomba East State School, Toowoomba West Special School, the School’s Interact Club, Legacy, the 40 Hour Famine, and the Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp for children with disabilities.

As one of only 19 School Prefects selected from a Year 12 cohort of 184 students, Hamish is currently studying English, Philosophy and Reason, Mathematics B, Accounting, Technology Studies and Drama and has been an academic prize winner. He is also the House Captain of his Boarding House, setting a fine example to others of respectful and considerate behaviour and a commitment to excelling. After completing his secondary school studies, Hamish seeks to study a Bachelor of Film and Television at university.