Stellar Scone studets

Two female students of Scone High School are proof of the excellence of local students, gaining exceptional acknowledgement in recent weeks.
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Scone High School students Amelia Meier and Sophie Dawson are continuing the school’s well established tradition of excellence.

The Scone girls have both been selected for two very important reasons – one an outstanding award and the other a very exciting adventure.

Year 12 student, Sophie Dawson, will travel to Parliament House on Tuesday where she will be awarded a Minister’s Award for Outstanding Student Achievement.

The 17-year-old was nominated by the school for her exceptional academic performance, sporting achievements and commitment to the school community.

The outgoing student fulfils all three criteria as she is a hard working and high achieving academic, has represented the school up to regional level in swimming and water polo, she is an excellent flautist and she is also a prefect and Student Representative Council member who is very involved in organising fundraisers and student leadership training for her peers.

Sophie was also a key student leader involved in the Young People Advisory Group for the Commission for Children and Young People’s review into future directions for young people.

Sophie said she was very excited to find out about the award.

“It’s nice to know I had been nominated by the school and my efforts are appreciated,” she said.

Sophie is the 11th student from Scone High in the past 11 years to receive the prestigious award, which speaks volumes for the school and its students.

Scone High School principal Lindy Hunt said to have another student receive the award is very exciting and it shows the calibre of students they have at the school.

“The opportunities we have allow the students to take part in many activities and if they choose to take up the opportunities, the rewards speak for themselves,” Ms Hunt said.

Another inspirational student is 15-year-old Amelia Meier who has won herself the chance to study abroad next year.

The year nine student will set off for Denmark in January after being selected to embark on a one year Rotary Youth Exchange, representing the Rotary District 9670 with 19 other youth.

The Rotary Club of Scone has sponsored Amelia to live and study in Denmark, which was her first choice of country.

Amelia said she was thrilled to be selected as she has always wanted to do an exchange program throughout year 10.

“I really like the idea of going to school somewhere else and experiencing life in another country, living with another family,” Amelia said.

“I also look forward to learning another language and experiencing another culture,” she said.

Throughout the 12 months, the Scone youngster will live with four host families and is hopeful of maybe even bumping into Princess Mary while she is there.

Ms Hunt, who is also a local Rotarian, said it is very exciting to have another student representing the school on exchange and she looks forward to hearing all about Amelia’s experiences when she returns.

“Rotary provides amazing experiences for young people to live and experience life and culture in another country in a really supportive environment,” she said.

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