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Three St Paul’s students, finalists in Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize

Date: March 15, 2019

Three students from St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School were recently announced as finalists in the 2018-2019 Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize at a ceremony held at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne.

Carissa Hughes (Year 10 2018) was a state finalist and will travel to Singapore and Vietnam for a study tour during the Easter holidays.

Isabella Watts and Sarah McCulloch (Year 9 2018) were regional finalists for Gippsland and will attend a study tour in Canberra in the mid-semester holidays.

With around 600 entries every year, the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac prize provides annual study tours and is open to entry submissions from Years 9 and 10 students to learn more about Australia’s military history.

The students are three of around 42 winners of study tours and they entered the competition last year as a part of their History studies of World War I and World War II.

State finalist, Carissa Hughes completed an interview and produced a YouTube clip on the experiences and contribution of Vietnam Veterans; regional finalist Isabella Watts completed a series of letters between a nurse and her mother (whose son was also fighting in WWI) that highlighted the experiences of a variety of women in WWI; and regional finalist Sarah McCulloch completed two sketches depicting the experiences of women in WWI.

The students will also attend the Premier’s Anzac Day Lunch at the Grand Hyatt in April.

The study tours are a wonderful opportunity for these students to learn about the service and sacrifice of our veterans.