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Honouring the Anzac spirit


Three Catholic school students are among the 20 recipients of the 2021 Premier’s Anzac Spirit School Prize.

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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College student Jennifer Nguyen and St Ignatius’ College students Aidan Chong and Sadie Schultz were presented with their awards by Premier Steven Marshall last month.

The Anzac Spirit School Prize was developed by the South Australian Government in 2007, with the aim to encourage young South Australians to understand, connect with and maintain the Anzac Spirit.

The research competition is open to all Year 9 and 10 students in South Australia.

Students conduct original research on a serviceman or servicewoman who served in a conflict zone during the 20th Century. Over the 15 years of the competition approximately 9000 students have participated, with 977 student research submissions reaching the judging phase.

Since 2007, 163 students, 34 teachers and 15 RSL SA delegates have been selected to participate in the Premier’s Anzac Spirit School Prize study tours to France (2007-2013), Singapore/South Korea (2014), Gallipoli (2015), Vietnam (2016-2019) and Darwin(2021-2022).

For the third consecutive year, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College (OLSH) was successful in the competition. Year 10 student Jennifer impressed the judges with her research on Lloyd Evelyn Wigg who enlisted on December 17 1941 at 18 years of age as a medical orderly for the 128th Australian General Hospital located in New Guinea.


OLSH teacher Maria Kambanaros was also acknowledged for her contribution to the competition.



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