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BELL, Hugh Andrew (1996-2019)

BELL, Hugh Andrew (1996-2019)

Hugh Bell (courtesy of Bell Family)

Hugh Bell (courtesy of Bell Family)

Hugh Bell was enrolled at Geelong College from January 2008 to December 2014.

'A member of Shannon House, he was awarded the Farquar Duncan and Flora McDonald academic scholarship' in 2011. In 2013, he was a member of the 2nd Soccer Team, moving up to the 1st Soccer Team in 2014. He was also in the 3rd Tennis Team in 2013 and 2014 and received House Colours for Community Service, Soccer and Cross-Country Running.

His family wrote warmly of Hugh: 'After completing VCE at the College, he commenced study in Biomedicine at Monash University in 2015. Following his cancer diagnosis and initial treatment in 2015, he transferred to the University of Melbourne, where he studied Science from 2016 to 2018. He enjoyed his time immensely as a resident at Queen’s College in 2016 and 2017, where he was awarded the Wyvern Medal for academic excellence in 2017. He held ambitions of studying post-graduate Medicine and, following his tragic death in January 2019 from complications of cancer treatment, he was posthumously awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science, majoring in Anatomy.

Hugh is very painfully missed. He is a much loved son, brother of Ian (OGC 2017) and Douglass (Year 11) and loyal friend. A young man of great intelligence, quiet strength and compassion, his life promised much but was sadly cut short before full bloom.'
He died on 5 January 2019.

Sources: Geelong Advertiser 9 January 2019; Ad Astra June 2019 p53; Tribute and Image courtesy of Andre Bell. OGC 2014.
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