The Story of Trevor | Charlie Gaspar, College Vice Captain 2024
On Tuesday night, the College embraced the diverse success of each student at the Celebration of Excellence. However, whilst we reflect on the year gone by, the threat of exams still looms near, leaving a straightforward fact: everyone is tired. As the Terrace community navigates the murky waters of Weeks 7 and 8, it becomes increasingly important to be a figure of positivity. With that in mind, I’d like to share the story of a person whose actions have profoundly impacted the wider community. I’d like you to meet Trevor; here is his story.
Born and raised in Brisbane, Trevor is known by many of the Eddie's Van community. From his passionate footy facts, wicked skills with a spatula and outrageous jokes unsuitable for schoolboy’s ears, he is nothing short of an entertaining character. However, when I first met him on a damp Tuesday morning, none of these traits were the first things that stood out. Instead, it was his infectious laugh, willingness to connect with others and the way people gravitated towards him. Trevor spoke to us like friends, without care for who we were, where we came from or why we were there. No matter how tired he was, he took a step to make a difference in the lives of others.
I distinctly remember that day, shaped by the positivity Trevor showed us at seven in the morning. From then on, it became apparent how quickly small acts of kindness can ripple throughout a community. So, if there is anything we can take away from this, let it be to embrace being more like Trevor. No matter how late you stayed up studying, how bad your exam went or how close you are to the holidays, put those around you before yourself.
As we bid farewell to the seniors of 2023, the values they brought to this College remain instilled at the forefront of our minds. With only one week left and the biggest hurdles to overcome, take a step outside of your comfort zone. Make a difference.
Best of luck for the upcoming week.