The Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch hosted the Australia Spirit awards on June 8 with winners from across the Scenic Rim and Logan City areas attending.
The Australian Spirit Competition is a project run by the Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch Inc getting children to enter a study of an Australian or Australian event or a creation that demonstrates Australian spirit.
Winning children received bursaries, of between $150 and $1000, under their school’s care to be put toward their education.
The aim of the competition is to heighten young people’s pride in being Australian and to show students can contribute positively to the future, growth and prosperity of our nation.
Overall winner was awarded year 9 Tamborine Mt State High School student Madeline Francis.
Madeline entered a video presentation as she said she wanted to do something a bit different this year.
“Last year I entered an essay and came runner up,” she said.
Sub branch president Errol Guilfoyle said the sub branch works on donations from people and hopes to redistribute funds in these sorts of ways.
“It is the 15th year of competition and we hope to improve children’s education,” he said.
“We want to thank sincerely for the efforts and to the teachers as well.”
Judges Rachelle Williams and Maurice Dux said they would be happy to see quadruple entries in next years competition.
“The youth as usual gave 110 per cent,” Mr Dux said.
“Their was a high quality which shows the dedication from the teachers and the students.”
Year 6 Gleneagle State School student Abigail Wynne was awarded the art prize.
Year 3 Greenbank State School student Alexander Head was awarded the technical prize.
Presidents award went to year 6 Mutdapilly State School student Reuben Phillips.
Primary runner up was year 5 Mutdapilly State School student Jayme Polkinghorne.
Primary winners were year 5/6 Maroon State School students Cory Watson and Carl Maas.
Flagstone Community College year 10 student Harmony Maire came runner up in the secondary category to fellow Flasgstone student Logan Gaffaney.
Year 6 Woodhill State School student Hannah Wilson.
Year 4 Maroon State School student Nicholas Kotzur.
Year 4 Gleneagle State School student Kaitlyn Wynne.
Year 5/6 student St Bernard State School student Poppy.
Year 6 Mutdapilly State School student Bethany Perrett.
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