Madelyn Rothe, from Ballarat’s Loreto College, is one of two students from Victoria recognised by the Simpson Prize this year.
Ms. Rothe was the Victorian runner up in a national competition for year 9 and 10 students who submit work focused on the significance of Anzac Day, outlining what the day means to them and Australia.
Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King, attended the presentation ceremony at parliament house today, to hear about Madelyn’s achievement and congratulate her on behalf of the rest of Ballarat. “I just wanted to congratulate Madelyn on her award. As one of only two Victorian students here today I think it’s fantastic that Madelyn’s work was recognised by the Simpson Prize judges.”
“Especially on the Anzac centenary, it is more important than ever that our young people consider the effects of war, and remember the sacrifice of those Australians who served before them.”
Further information about the prize and other award winners can be found at www.simpsonprize.org/