St Catherine’s Student Recognised by Harvard
This year’s St Catherine’s Years 9 to 12 Speech Night celebrated the achievements of our Senior students.
During the evening the School presented academic, co-curricular and service/leadership awards to students in Years 9 to 12.
On the evening the inaugural Harvard Book Award was also presented by Mrs Lisa Ray Hennessy, Board Member of the Harvard Club, Victoria. During her presentation, Mrs Hennessy highlighted the heritage of Harvard University. Established in 1636 it is the oldest institution of higher education in the USA, and has more than 360,000 alumni around the world.
Lisa described Harvard’s unparalleled student experience and a generous financial aid program, with over $160 million awarded to more than 60% of undergraduate students. This was encouraging news for Australian students wishing to study abroad and is also accessible for Australian students.
We are so proud to announce that current Year 11 student, Sophie Seng Hpa, as the first recipient at St Catherine’s, and in Victoria, of this prestigious award, which recognises her strong academic record and strength of character.
Congratulations to Sophie and all our award recipients.