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• 18.5% of students in top 1% nationally
• 48.2% of students in top 5% nationally

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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Saints Girls at the UN Youth Evatt Competition

Evatt UN Youth 1Last Saturday we had the pleasure of competing in the UN Youth Evatt competition, which is a full-day simulation of a real United Nations Security Council debate. This competition is designed for high school students to learn and experience what it’s like to be a diplomat representing their country. Each team consists of a pair of students and is allocated a country to represent. In our heat there were students from many different schools, such as Loreto, Pulteney, Glenunga, and USC. We were given Ukraine to represent.

Throughout the day there were three resolutions debated: ‘The question of animal-human hybrids’, ‘The question of corruption in the 21st century’, and a surprise topic, ‘The question of the Mediterranean refugee crisis’. Teams had to decide their country’s stance on the topic and were then given a chance to make ‘amendments’ to the resolution, keeping in mind how it would affect their nation. Teams had the opportunity to negotiate these amendments with other countries and collect signatures from them whilst being diplomatic and fair. Teams then debated some of these amendments and finally voted on them. This process was repeated and more changes were made to the resolution until a final vote was taken, where every country would state if they were ‘for’ or ‘against’ the final resolution.

This competition was certainly a challenge, especially considering we had never done anything like it before, and going into it we didn’t really know how the whole process worked. However, as the day went on and we began to understand it, we grew more confident. We would like to congratulate Emma Bleby and Sara Possingham from Year 10, who participated in separate heats, and will progress through to the semi-final this Thursday. This competition is like no other and we certainly have learnt a lot from participating!

Hannah Brown and Aditi Tamhankar, Year 9

Passion for serving her community

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St Peter’s Girls Year 12 student Kritika Mishra has been awarded the David Tonkin Scholarship for her community participation and academic dedication. The St Peter’s Girls Year 12 student manages to juggle her studies with spending countless hours helping those who are in need.

From cooking for those less fortunate at the Mary Magdalene Centre and planting trees at Monarto Zoo, to raising money for motor neurone disease and participating in the 40 Hour Famine, Kritika, 17, hopes she can inspire others to follow in her footsteps.

“Ever since I was little, I’ve had a passion for community service,” Kritika, of Rosslyn Park, says.

“Through volunteering with the Mary Magdalene Centre, I was able to interact with all different types of people and I was able to better put myself in the shoes of those people and empathise with them on a deeper level.

“Young people are the future of our world and the future is in our hands.

“Our actions and ability to understand what people are going through will define it.”

Kritika this month won the annual David Tonkin Memorial Scholarship, a prize named in honour of former premier David Tonkin and awarded to an outstanding eastern suburbs student.

She was chosen for her community participation and academic dedication.

She will put the $500 prize towards attending community service workshops and conferences.

“Everyone is busy and it is easy to pull out excuses and say you don’t have time to volunteer, but if you have a passion for something, you make time for it,” Kritika says.

“Being named the scholarship recipient was really humbling and immensely fulfilling because it gives me the financial backing I need to pursue my community service.” She hopes to study medicine next year.

Bragg state Liberal MP Vickie Chapman said Kritika was an outstanding recipient for the award. The State Liberal Party established the Tonkin Scholarship in 2003.

Source: Eastern Courier Messenger, Daniela Abbracciavento
Picture: Matt Loxton