March 21, 2016 0 comments

Congratulations to Sam Doering!

 

Sam has been announced as the State Runner-up for the 2016 Simpson Prize.

 

The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students. The competition encourages participants to focus on the significance of Anzac Day and to consider what Anzac Day means to them and to Australia. Sam wrote a 1500 word essay responding to a question based on the spirit of the famous ANZAC Simpson, remembered for his bravery carrying wounded soldiers to help on the back of his stray donkey.

 

Sam’s prize was a three day trip to Canberra where he visited the Australian War Memorial and took part in a wreath laying ceremony. He also visited Parliament House and took a tour with our Local Member, Tony Pasin and dined at the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

 

We congratulate Sam on his dedication and enthusiasm to historical research and his passion for keeping the memory of past soldiers alive.

 

Please click here to read Samuel’s winning piece.

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