Year 10 student at Boort Secondary College, Ebony Chamberlain, has taken out third prize in the 2019 Victorian State Parliament Prize competition.
Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh, who also grew up in Boort, visited the school yesterday to present Ebony with her prize.
This year, students were asked to submit a video of themselves presenting a Member’s Statement to Parliament,” Mr Walsh said.
“Ebony took the time to contact me and together we went through what was required.
“From there Ebony, with the support of her teachers, set about choosing her topic of interest, preparing her Member’s Statement and uploading it to a video presentation.
Mr Walsh said that this year the competition received a record number of entries from 589 primary and secondary school students from 113 schools across Victoria.
“Ebony spoke with clarity and passion about the importance of attracting young field workers to rural Victoria and the need for the government to promote the positives of rural living.”
“Ebony is an outstanding ambassador for all that is good about country life, including the high quality public education that is available to students in rural Victoria.
“She competed against the best in the state and she excelled.
“Well done Ebony,” Mr Walsh said.