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Catholic College Bendigo

Dale Vine - contestant on Channel Nine 'The Block' 2012, 2013 and 2014

Matthew Van Emmerik - Euphonium soloist, 3 CDs, musical director, teacher, performed with Sydney, Melbourne and West Australian symphony orchestra 1991-1994
Jacinta Allan - Member for Bendigo East, youngest elected member of Victoria Parliament 1986-1991
Daniel Giles - Autism Awareness campaigner, Bendigo Young Citizen of the Year 2008 2002-2007
Jess Harrison Anastasi - Published author of paranormal sci-fi romance 1995-2000  
Joel Selwood - AFL player, captain of Geelong 1990-1995
Adam Selwood - AFL player West Coast Eagles 1998-2000
Andrea Walsh - Lady Braves 400 SEABL matches 1989-1994
Sam Irwin Hill - American football Captain, City College of San Francisco Rams 2013 – Arkansas Razorbacks 2003-2008
Alex Conway - Victorian Youth Cup Regatta (rowing) 2005-2010  
Alana Conway - Competed as harpist on ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ 2003-2008
Maddie Lawson - World Youth Track and Field (pole vault) 2008-2011  
Leila Gurruwiwi - TV and radio personality, Marngrook Footy Show 2000-2005
Adam Lyon - Lead role in stage musical King Kong 2013 1993-1998
Elizabeth Barrow - Trained opera singer 2004-2009
Larissa Holland - Has own clothing label ‘A Murder of Crows’ 2003-2008
Marcia King - Artist and gallery owner 1990-1995
Kate DeAraugo - Winner Australia Idol 2005, member Young Divas 1998-2003
Jord Allen - Independent recording artist, EP on Aria top 50 2002-2007
Luke Shavak - Trekked to Mt Everest base camp to raise money for cancer research in 2011, Author of Mummy Why is There Petrol in our Shampoo? 1993-1997
Nadya Reich - Made short animated film for Sesame Street 2011 1986-1991
Patrick Savage - Formerly principal violinist, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1988-1991
Cristina Mazzarino - Bendigo Business Excellence Awards Employee of the Year (Pharmacist) 1997-2001
Milly Parker - International businesswoman, advocate for people with disabilities 1984-1989
Zak Dempster - Tour de France 2014 2000-2005  
Anthony (Tone) Bourke - Touring keyboard and guitar player with Eskimo Joe 1987-1992
Margaret Hickey - Published Author historical fiction: A Grand Prospect 1985-1989
Melissa Mewburn - Met Pope Francis at Brazil in 2013 at World Youth Day 2006-2010
Stacey Logan - Published author of trilogy Bootcamp 1992-1996
Nicholas Walsh - Published author The Mysterious Coat 1998-2001  
Emma Dean - Winner Channel 10 Masterchef 2013 season, author cookbook A Homegrown Table 1990-1993
Matthew Hawkey - Royal Australian Signal Corps 1998-1999
Nathan Wilson - Australian Lawn Bowls Singles Champion 2014 2006-2010  
Sandra Nicholson O’Connor - Awarded a National Emergency Medal for her fire-fighting efforts during the 2009 bush fires. 1992-1995  
Lieutenant Commander Amy O’Keefe York RAN - Order of Australia Medal 2014 “for meritorious devotion to duty in the fields of general and peri-operative military nursing across a range of healthcare settings in the Australian Defence Force. 1992-1997  

 St Mary's College

Katherine Gallagher - Widely published Australian poet, now based in London 1948
Gina Hogan - Singer/performer 1982-1987
Catherine Reed McGrath - Australian Board Member of the World Union of Catholic Women's Organisations 2011 1957-1960
Kym Stokes - Dancer, contestant on Australia's Got Talent 1981-1984
Kerry Anne Sullivan - Contemporary artist 1965-1967

Marist Brothers' Bendigo

Mons Frank Marriott - Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Diocese of Sandhurst and administrator of the Sacred Heart Cathedral

SMC 1942-1945
MBC 1946-1947
Class of 1954

Fr Denis Crameri - Parish Priest 1963-1970  
Vincent DeAraugo - Bendigo's Tenor, CD: 'Every Day is Mother's Day'. Grandfather of Kate DeAraugo 1939-
Desmond Dickson - VFL Footballer: Hawthorn 1962-1966 1954-  
Pat Sheahan - Publican, Rising Sun Hotel 1955-1963  
Jim Hogan - Publican, Shamrock Hotel Bendigo 1975-1976  
Bernie Harrower - Coach National Women's Basketball Team: Bendigo Spirit (Premiers 2013) 1964-1965
Paul Walters - Swimming champion and coach SMC 1936-1943
MBC 1944-
Mark Robinson - Chief football writer, Herald Sun MBC/CCB 1979-1984
Stephan Tingay - Project leader Square Kilometre Array 1982-1987
Peter Ryan MLA - Member for Gippsland South Deputy Premier Minister for State Development, Minister for Regional and Rural Development 1960-1965
Ken Marchingo - Founder and CEO of 'Haven: Home, Safe' 1969-1977
Ian Dyett - Real Estate Agent, Auctioneer, Justice of the Peace, Bendigo Easter Fair Committee 1957-1962
Mons Peter Jeffrey - 2014 Golden Jubilee of Priesthood SMC 1944-1946
MBC 1947-1952
Fr Peter Taylor - 2014 Silver Jubilee of Priesthood SMC 1966-1969
MBC 1970-1980
Greg McLean - Writer/Director/Producter of horror films including box office hits Wolf Creek and Wolf Creek 2 1983-1986

St Vincent's College Bendigo

Brendan Dreschler - Car dealership owner, pilot, Bendigo Jockey Club 1970-1973  
Nicholas Tonti-Filippini - Published author and Bio-ethics lecturer 1969-1975
Michael James Bourke OAM - Order of Australia Medal 2014 for service to the community of Trafalgar 1968-1969