Simp­son win­ner gets trip to Europe

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

HOLY Cross Col­lege stu­dent Daniel Docker has been an­nounced as the WA win­ner for the 2018 Simp­son Prize.

The Year 10 stu­dent was recog­nised in Can­berra last week for his out­stand­ing en­try in a pres­ti­gious na­tional his­tory com­pe­ti­tion.

As part of win­ning the prize, Daniel will join other win­ners on a trip to Europe this month to at­tend An­zac com­mem­o­ra­tions and visit WWI bat­tle­fields.

Pearce MHR Chris­tian Porter said the prize was given out an­nu­ally and fo­cused on the sig­nif­i­cance of An­zac Day and the An­zac tra­di­tion.

“Daniel’s en­try ex­am­ined whether 1917 was the worst year of the Great War for Aus­tralia and Aus­tralians and demon­strated a deep un­der­stand­ing of the An­zac tra­di­tion and its im­por­tance (to) our na­tional iden­tity,” he said.

Daniel’s win­ning es­say was se­lected from 1134 en­tries from Year 9 and 10 stu­dents across Aus­tralia.

“It was my plea­sure to present Daniel with his medal­lion and cer­tifi­cate in Can­berra. This is a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment and he should be ex­tremely proud of what he has ac­com­plished,” Mr Porter said.

Holy Cross Col­lege stu­dent and Simp­son Prize win­ner Daniel Docker with Pearce MHR Chris­tian Porter.

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