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Top trio wins state awards

ST Michael’s College, Carrara, celebrated an unusual hat-trick recently after three Year 12 girls picked up statewide awards.

Taylor Clarke won an Excellence Award at the Creative Generation Awards in Visual Arts.

The 2012 awards attracted 527 submissions from throughout Queensland with 103 artworks shortlisted and 32 receiving Excellence Awards.

Taylor’s work will be displayed in the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), next year.

Along with the award comes a week of tutoring at GOMA where Taylor will have the chance to delve deeper into her chosen field.

Chelsea Ryan, also in Year 12, is one of 12 Queensland recipients of a Secondary Schools Citizenship Award from the Order of Australia Association (Queensland Branch).

The award recognises students for community service and a panel of judges from the Order of Australia Association (Queensland Branch) selects the 12 most outstanding submissions.

Chelsea was to have attended a ceremony at Parliament House in Brisbane on September 21 to receive her award.

The third award went to Year 12 sportswoman Serena Fraser. Serena is a recipient of the 2012 Premier’s Women in Sport Rising Star Award for her efforts in tae kwon do.

Her award will be presented by Premier Campbell Newman soon.

College principal Michael Laidler said: “We are very proud of our students at St Michael’s.

“It’s great to see our students being recognised in many areas of the curriculum.

“It’s an indication of the varieties of opportunities students can experience in Catholic schools especially in their service to their school and local community.

“These girls are great examples of the quality young people St Michael’s and our system produce.”


Written by: Robin Williams
Catholic Church Insurance

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