Hilary honoured with history tour selection
Friday 24 November
Year 8 student Hilary Andrews has been selected for the prestigious Premier’s Student Tour to Vietnam in 2018.
A keen history student, Hilary is one of ten students from around the state that will travel to Vietnam from April 16 to 26 next year.
The tour provides an opportunity for passionate young ambassadors to represent the state on a history and commemorative study tour overseas.
“It was a bit of a surprise,” Hilary said.
“The interview with the judges was quite difficult, so it was unexpected.”
One of only two Year 8 students from the Year 8 to Year 11 group, Hilary is also the first St Hilda’s student to be selected.
Students were required to write a response to the question “which important attributes sustain in adversity?”
Hilary said she wrote about female Australian nurses who went to Vietnam and showed kindness and compassion during wartime.
Mrs Kiepe said the School was proud of Hilary’s selection.
“We are very proud that Hilary has been chosen as an ambassador for Western Australia,” she said.
“This achievement reflects her passionate interest in the significance of the Anzac experience and being selected for the Premier’s Anzac Student Tour provides an opportunity for immersion to learn even more about Australia's military involvement in the Asia region.”
It is the first time the Premier’s tour will travel to Vietnam, where students will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive and the battles of Coral and Balmoral.
“I want to learn a bit more about the history of Vietnam; I’m really looking forward to going,” Hilary said.
“It’s an honour, it makes you proud to represent WA.”