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ALEXANDER COTO AND JOHN COTO MEMORIAL PRIZE

ALEXANDER COTO AND JOHN COTO MEMORIAL PRIZE


The Alexander Coto and John Coto Memorial Prize is a current award for a student not otherwise named on the Academic Prize List who has worked consistently. It is an annually offered prize in memory of Alexander James 'Lex' Coto (1909-1942) and Dr John Halliday Coto (1912-1962) both, former students of the School.

The Alexander Coto Prize was first established in 1942 and first listed in the Pegasus issue of January, 1943and usually, several were awarded each year. Pegasus in 1943, described the proposed Alexander Coto Memorial Prizes funded by Mrs Ethel Coto as ‘to be given to boys who have worked hard to overcome difficulties, but are not prize winners’ .

Mrs Ethel Louisa nee Jackson was the wife of Dr Daniel Samuel Coto (1874-1936). Their sons, Ralph Jackson Coto (1908-1993); Alexander James Coto (1909-1942); and John Halliday Coto (1912-1962) were all boarders at the College during the 1920s. All three sons of Mrs Ethel Coto served in the RAAF during World War II. Alexander James Coto known as 'Alex' and 'Lex' was killed when two bomber aircraft collided at Bairnsdale. The first Alexander Coto Prize was awarded in his memory in 1942.

In 1964, after the death of John Halliday Coto, a second prize in memory of John Coto was added although the prizes were not awarded individually. Since that time, the two memorials have been merged as a single award with multiple awardees.

Alexander Coto and John Coto Memorial Prize Awardees:

1942 Murdoch, S. C.
........ Ross, D. A.
1943 Foreman, J. W.
........ Kelso, A. M.
1944 Calvert, J. L.
........ Hope, A. D.
1945 Hensley, W. B.
........ Sweetnam, J. R.
1946 Ingpen, J. L.
........ Skewes, D. L.
1947 McInnes, H. L.
........ Wallace Smith, D. A.
1948 Armstrong, M. J.
........ Orrman, K. W.
1949 Mahmud, I.
........ Quick, I. H.
1950 Barber, G. W.
........ Kneebone, I. A.
1951 Brown, A. H.
........ Thomson, J. R.
1952 Howie, J. D.
........ Troeth, J. R.
1953 McArthur, F. S.
........ Saxton, J. O.
1954 Allen, F. G.
........ Bickart, J. L.
1955 Ford, R. L.
........ Messenger, D. R.
1956 Butler, J. M.
........ Symons, L.
1957 Campbell, M. A. E.
........ Selle, W. J. P.
1958 Serjeant, G. R.
........ Williams, R. J.
1959 Mann, P. R.
........ Serjeant, G. R.
1960 MacLean, K. A. I.
........ Manger, G. J.
1961 Bade, G. P.
........ Towt, P. J.
1962 Anderson, J. R.
........ Hardy, D. W.
........ Johnston, J. S.
1963 Borbridge, T. W.
........ Morris, R. W.
1964 Craig, G. E.
........ Gilmore, R. J. C.
1965 Deutsher, G. J.
........ Hope, B. A.
1966 Scott, I. J.
........ Blake, S. C.
1967 Macgugan, J. A.
........ Taylor, E. S.
1968 Barr, R. K.
........ Jones, R. A.
1969 Downey, A. M.
........ Young, P. J. S.
1970 Barnett, E. A.
........ Bull, C. F. G.
1971 Park, N. A.
........ Patterson, D. McG.
1972 Gibson, J. D.
........ Whyte, P. M.
1973 Ware, S. B.
........ Marshallsea. R. W.
1974 Burns, A. McD.
........ Not Listed
1975 Baird, A. J.
........ Bidstrup, I. S.
1976 Hines, W. A.
........ Macauley, M. L.
1977 Blood, K.
........ Evans, K.
1978 Jevons, N.
........ McFarland, D.
1979 Barrett, S.
........ Cook, J.
1980 Parkes, S.
........ Pickering, K.
1981 Longden, M.
........ Patterson, J.
1982 Pettigrew, K.
........ Pickering, M.
1983 Crafter, L.
........ Dimmick, J.
........ Monotti, L.
........ Ryan, S.
........ Sewell, S.
1984 Camewron, N.
........ Dennis, A.
........ Gebhardt, N.
........ Goldsworthy, K.
........ Graham, S.
1985 Griffiths, K.
........ Mak, C.
........ Pattermann, J.
........ Smurthwaite, P.
1986 McGlone, D.
........ Purton, L.
1987 Robinson, J.
........ Seller, P.
1988 Sheppard, A.
........ Wettenhall, M.
1989 Barnet, K.
........ Hall, N.
1990 Cummins, T.
........ Dimmick, C.
1991 Carter, E.
1992 Sharkey, M.
1993 Gason, J.
1994 Moore, K.
1995 Dennis, K.
1996 Burns, A.
........ O'Brien, E.
1997 Torode, J.
1998 Norman, E.
1999 Johnston, M.
2000 Campanaro, J.
2001 Read, J.
2002 Seward, E,
2003 Hill, S,
2004 Scriven, L.
2005 McPadden, T.
2006 Boyle, C.
2007 Maltby, T.
2008 Mclean, S.
2009 Babiolakis, T.
........ Song, C.
2010 De Blaquiere, L.
2011 Shelley, H.
........ Trescowthick, S.
2012 Philip, T.
........ Senan, A.
2013 D'Adamo, L.
2014 Yearman, Z.
2015 Bennison, I.
........ Brown, N.
2016 Santalucia, E.
2017 Norton, J. A.
2018 McDonald, P.
........ Thacker, W.




Sources: Pegasus January, 1943 p10.
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