Each year the most recent intake of Tuckwell Scholars elects a person from within their year group as their Bell Ringer. It is our great pleasure to announce Ryan Mannes as the Bell Ringer for the 2018 Scholars.
The Bell Ringer is a prestigious appointment, and is awarded to the Scholar who their peers feel has most consistently demonstrated the Tuckwell attributes, and who they believe best represents them as a cohort and what it means to be a Tuckwell Scholar.
The Bell Ringer is expected to provide leadership within their year of service, and to represent the program on formal occasions.
The title is due to the Tuckwell handbell used in the 'ringing in' ceremony, the centrepiece of the annual Commencement Dinner. The Bell Ringer rings the Tuckwell Bell once for each new Scholar to welcome them to the program.
Ryan is currently studying an ANU Flexible Double Degree (B Actuarial Studies/B Mathematical Sciences) and is a resident of Bruce Hall. Ryan made the move to Canberra from Coleambally, NSW, and was a student of Coleambally Central School.
Ryan will take over his responsibilities as Bell Ringer from current Bell Ringer, Sahibjeet Bains, in a handover ceremony at next year's Commencement Dinner, to be held on 2 March 2019.