St. John's Fisher College (SJFC) takes immense pride in celebrating the achievements of one of its distinguished alumni, Caitlyn Douglas, who graduated as Vice Captain in 2021.
Caitlyn's journey serves as an inspiration to current and future students, as she proves that hard work and dedication can lead to incredible accomplishments, even for those who may not believe they possess natural academic talent.
"I didn't consider myself naturally gifted, but I knew that with determination and hard work, I could achieve great things," Caitlyn said when reflecting on her high school journey.
Recently, Caitlyn returned to SJFC assembly, recounting her experience representing Australia in the 'The 2023 White & Case Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition' in Washington DC in the United States.
Impressively, her Bond University team secured 21st position and was recognised for placing within the top 32 among more than 700 other law schools from 100 jurisdictions, and outperforming even the prestigious Harvard Law School.
Caitlyn had invaluable advice for the current students of SJFC, sharing three essential tips for success.
"Work hard, because nothing worth having comes easy; be passionate about what you do; and have compassion for yourself and others."
Acting College Principal Britt Gurnett expressed her pride and admiration for Caitlyn's accomplishments.
"Caitlyn's journey exemplifies the spirit of determination and resilience that we instill in our students at SJFC," Ms Gurnett said.
“Her success in the face of challenges is a testament to the power of perseverance and self-belief."
“Caitlyn's story is inspirational, reminding current students that they too can achieve greatness with hard work, passion, and compassion.
“Our college prides itself on nurturing academic excellence and personal growth in its students.
“With a focus on providing a supportive environment and comprehensive education, SJFC empowers students to reach their full potential and make a positive impact on the world."
For more information on St John Fisher College explore our website: sjfc.qld.edu.au