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StuditaliA Prize Winner

Year 12 student Amelia McCormick, finally received the news she had been waiting on for weeks when she found out she has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2016 StuditaliA Prize.
The StuditaliA prize is a prestigious award, established to encourage and promote excellence in Italian language studies in state and private schools across Queensland and reward the achievement of Year 12 students of Italian. This scholarship offers winners a four week Immersion experience to study and live in Italy and includes a return ticket to Italy, four weeks attendance at the Convitto Nazionale “Paolo Diacono” in Friuli, accommodation and meals.
During her stay, Amelia will also have the opportunity to participate in the third edition of the Cividale del Friuli Model United Nations (CFMUNESCO), which consists of three days of intensive debates and allows high school students from all over the world to play the role of diplomats, simulating the United Nations’ committees.

Amelia has worked very hard over the past few months to earn this prize and had to go through a rigorous selection process which included a much dreaded phone interview in Italian, but she is now excited that her efforts have paid off. She states she is thrilled and very grateful for the support she has received from the school. Amelia also believes that this experience will contribute immensely to improve her language proficiency and prepare her for her future university studies. Obviously, with great opportunities come great responsibilities, as Amelia will be representing her state and also her school and community, but she says she is excited and honoured to take on the role of ambassador.

Congratulazioni, Amelia!