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On Wednesday 29th March at our College assembly, Mr Robert Muscat , Principal, announced that the successful candidate for the scholarship is Mary Ghribian of Year 10. Mary was one of a number of outstanding candidates who presented work submissions of a very high standard to a community Panel who heard the presentations as part of a rigorous selection process.

Other exceptional candidates included Vincent Tuala, Yara Fakoua, Elizabeth Kondok and Rasha Abouhalka, all of whom received commendations for the high quality of their submissions, however only one scholarship was available.

Mary created a model reproducing three battlefields, complete with trenches, sandbags, soldiers, nurses’ kit, poppies and contoured terrain. Mary added blindfolds to her miniature soldiers and explained “this is a metaphor for stepping into the unknown”. Mary’s soldiers were also painted different colours; “this is a metaphor for the different emotions they felt”, she said. Mary also identified why it is important to commemorate and recognise past war efforts, making references to other tragedies, such as the Armenian genocide. Mary also included a Folio, illustrating the progression of ideas in her project and details of her research.


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Mary has won an all-expenses paid trip to Europe in 2017, courtesy of the NSW Premier and the NSW Department of Veterans Affairs.  In September, Mary will travel to Anzac sites as a representative of the NSW Government.  She will travel to significant Australian battlefields in Belgium and France on a 12 day tour of the Western Front, along with students from other schools.  Mary will also attend commemorative events in the town of Ypres in Belgium, acknowledging 100 years since Australia lost 38,000 men in battle there.

We look forward to hearing about her journey as she shares her experiences with her Delany community.

 Mrs Jennifer Venhuizen,

School Learning Leader - Human Society


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Diane Dundas

Diane Dundas
Delany College Granville

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