Delany student wins Premier’s Anzac prize

24/4/2017

Delany student Mary Ghribian has won the NSW Premier’s scholarship for her outstanding art work of a model of a WWI battlefield featuring blindfolds on the Australian soldiers.

“This is a metaphor for stepping into the unknown,” Mary, 14, told the Parramatta Advertiser. “The soldiers were so young and really had their whole lives ahead of them, but because of one person, one politician’s decision, that was all cut short.”

Mary, who has a Armenian background, will join other NSW students in September on a tour of the WWI’s western front in Europe representing Premier Gladys Berejiklian, who also shares Mary’s Armenian heritage.    

In September, Mary will travel to Anzac sites in Belgium and France and will also attend events in Ypres in Belgium, acknowledging 100 years since Australia lost 38,000 men.

As her senior high school years approach Mary is already thinking of her future, and perhaps a career in politics.

“I’m not sure yet, but I would like to work in politics and be a voice for the people who do not have a voice,” she said.
Posted By By CathEd Parra at 26/04/2017 12:55:34 PM
 
   
  
 

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