Most Outstanding Stage 2 NTCET Indigenous Student
At the 2016 NT Board of Studies Awards, Marcus was awarded the Most Outstanding Stage 2 NTCET Indigenous Student and the Charles Darwin University Top Indigenous ATAR Award for 2016.
Pictured below is Marcus receiving his NT Board of Studies Most Outstanding Stage 2 NTCET Indigenous Student Award from the Minister for Education, the Hon. Eva Lawler, MLA.
The aspiring footballer, balanced his AFL commitments with his Year 12 studies. His tip for students was to not procrastinate and waste time on unnecessary things.
The most challenging part of Year 12 was trying to balance everything, particularly my sport and studies. I was competing in the Under 18 AFL State National Championship so for about a period of 8 weeks I was traveling interstate every weekend. I often had to study on the plane. Even having to fit in study in the two hours I had spare after school before training was difficult, I had no time for procrastination and I was determined to achieve my end goal.