Announcement of Winner of Careers Development Scholarship and Honour Before Honours Essay Competition 2020

Congratulations Melissa Pease, selected as the winner of this year's Career Development Scholarship and Honour Before Honours essay winners' Amelia Mackie and Naomi Ura!

 L to R: Bailey Stoodley, Melissa Pease, Phoebe Marsh, Rachel Yang


The Career Development Scholarship is an annual scholarship offered jointly by both the Somerville House Foundation and the Old Girls' Association. The judging panel included representatives from the Foundation (Dominique Layt, Chair)the Old Girls’ Association  (Liz Washington, President) and the School Dean of Academic Programs (Mrs Wendy Jurss). Judges were impressed by the exceptionally high calibre of entries for both competitions. The OGA have invited all four short listed candidates to be matched with Old Girls to assist in their career development. 


All four shortlisted candidates (pictured above) were  extremely impressive in their interviews with Year 12 student Melissa Pease selected as the winner of this year’s Career Development Scholarship commended for an original and entrepreneurial project and recieiving $10,000.


The panel for the annual Honour Before Honours essay competition were Dominque Layt (Foundation Chair), Liz Washington (OGA President) and Joanna Gardiner (Head of English). The winners were Amelia Mackie (Senior School) and Naomi Ura (Junior School.  Amelia and Naomi will each receive a $250 award with their essays published in the next issue of Connections. Judges appreciated the insight essays provided on what "Honour Before Honours in a remote learning environment" meant to each of the applicants.    




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