Student achievements this week of 1 March

Posted 1 March 2013 3:50pm

Congratulations to Year 12 student Sarah Naco who has been selected to represent Australia at the 2013 International Geography Olympiad in Japan. Sarah is the first student to represent Australia at two separate International Geography Olympiads, having participated in the Olympiad in Cologne, Germany, last year where she won a silver medal. Sarah travels to Japan in late July. 

Congratulations to Kayla Zissler (12R) who has been chosen, along with Jess Cleary (12K), in the Australian Women's U21 European Handball Team. Kayla like Jess only took up European Handball in the last term of 2012. Both girls will compete internationally later this year in Spain. Kayla also represented the ACT in the National U17 Women's Softball Championship that were held earlier in the year in Sydney and the National U19 Women's Softball Championship in Canberra.

Congratulations to Year 8 Waverley students Charlotte White and Peta Falzon who competed in the NSW Country Swimming Championships at Homebush Olympic Park last weekend. Charlotte won silver and bronze medals for the 12-year-old 200m and 100m freestyle and Peta won Gold in the 13-year-old 100m backstroke. The girls also achieved personal bests in many of their other events.    

Congratulations to Year 10 student Portia Harris and Year 9 student Rhian Baker who competed this week in the US Open Tae Kwon Do championships in Las Vegas. Portia made it through to the quarter finals, Rhian competed in the opening round. More than 70 countries were represented in the event, with 15 competitors from Canberra.

Congratulations to Ashleigh Resch (11D) on her selection in the ACT team to compete in the U17 girls 5km walk at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Perth in March.

Congratulations to CGGS Year 9 student Olivia Fogarty who has been chosen to travel to the United States in April to attend an ACT Academy of Sport women's football tour.