Simpson winner gets trip to Europe
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.