Wednesday 20 Febraury, 2019
Mr GEPP (Northern Victoria) (09:45:43): I rise today to congratulate Jorja Brown of Swan Hill, who has been awarded the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize. In a few months Jorja will have the opportunity to represent Victoria on a study tour to Vietnam to visit sites where Australians have served. I would like to congratulate Alannah Burns and Charlotte Thoolen, also from Swan Hill, who are among 20 regional finalists who will have the opportunity to visit Canberra and be invited to attend the Premier’s Anzac Day luncheon. The Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize is open to all years 9 and 10 students enrolled in Victorian schools. The prize assists students to develop a range of skills and go on unique travel experiences. Recipients of this year’s Spirit of Anzac Prize, and the regional finalists, received their certificates at a special ceremony held last Thursday. I would like to congratulate all of the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize 2019 recipients and regional finalists. They should be very proud of themselves. Finally, a very special shout-out to all the students who participated and put a great deal of effort into researching, developing and presenting their entries.