The 2016 C.ex Group Tertiary Education Scholarship was awarded to Blake Cutler of Bellingen.

Blake completed his Secondary schooling at Bellingen High School in 2015 and elected to continue his studies at Monash University, Melbourne undertaking a double degree – Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Music.

In 2014 he was awarded the Bellingen Australia Day winner for Creative Arts and in 2015 he was invited to attend the National Science Youth Forum in Canberra.

Blake is a motivated, academic and enthusiastic young man who has been involved in many extra-curricular activities during his time residing in the Bellingen Shire. Blake’s community involvement is admirable, inclusive of a distinctive contribution to school life through tutoring and mentoring other students. His voluntary efforts have been of great assistance to many musical theatre performances, the Bellingen Music Festival, Camp Creative and Legacy.