Tatum Stewart spent critical periods of her final year at Fairholme College out of the country Representing Australia in sport. Although she represented Australia in Hockey, Tatum Stewart still managed to attain an  OP 2 for her studies.

“With the amount of sport and training I had scheduled, academics were still important to me, but I wasn’t really sure how I would go. I wasn’t willing to let either slip. Receiving an OP 2 and now being offered the Evans Family scholarship is the best reward I could’ve asked for.” Tatum will study a Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours) at The University of Queensland and hopes to become a teacher. She has received the Evans Family Scholarship at Emmanuel College, allowing her to compete at an elite level whilst beginning her tertiary education. She has received an Academic Scholarship and Regional Bursary from Emmanuel College.

Hockey commitments meant Tatum was away from school for four weeks in Term 2. She said, “My teachers made sure that if I missed something, they had it all laid out for me. If I was going to be away, they would give me all the questions I needed to work on. Whenever I went to see them, they had a solution or an answer, and a willingness to help me achieve both my sporting aspirations and my academics. None of this would ever have been possible without their support.” Tatum will spend three weeks in March at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) for further development in the Australian Junior Futuroos Hockey Squad.

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