‘Students from St Catherine’s starring outside classroom’

Article published in The Stonnington Leader, Tuesday 22 November 2016.

students-from-st-catherines-starring-outside-the-classroom-the-stonnington-leader-page-39-22-november-2016A NUMBER of Year 7 students at St Catherine’s School are getting noticed for more than their top grades.

Alexandra Demetriou will represent Victoria at the Athletics Australia All Schools Championships in December where she’ll take on some of the best junior middle distance runners from around the county in the 800m.

Mayuri Muralidharan fences for Blacklords Fencing Club in Camberwell and for Tizona Club and represents St Catherine’s School in competitions. During Term 3 and 4, Mayuri has participated in national and international competitions and last week, she won gold in the State Championships in the U13 category, taking her medal tally to 29 this year. Mayuri is looking forward to the Koala Cup in Sydney and has a sports scholarship through the Australian Sport’s Commission.

Basketballer Abby Page recently received a Local Sporting Champion Award from Federal Member for Higgins, the Honourable Kelly O’Dwyer. Abby is a member of the Melbourne Tigers Under 14 team which placed fifth over-all at the recent national championships in NSW.

Lillian Lu has had success at numerous chess tournaments in Terms 3 and 4 with her most recent placing coming at the Girls Inter-school Chess Competition. Lillian played eight rounds and scored 7.5 out of eight, placing her first in the individual competition. Lillian has a national com-petition in Adelaide in December and then travels to New Zealand for the New Zealand Open Chess Championships in January.

Skier Amelia Jones heads to Canada in early December where she will join an elite skiing racing squad. She will spend five months training in the International Racer Program.

Isabella Mangano attended an international dance competition in Term 3 in South Korea. Isabella auditioned for a place in the International Dancing Organisation team and got it. She was a part of two groups which performed a routine comprising hip hop and jazz. The team competed against the US, France, China, South Korea and Brazil and placed first at the junior level.

The Stonnington Leader

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