Miah Dear, Year 12, receives Victorian Bar Foundation Student Achievement Award
The Victorian Bar Achievement Award is a youth recognition award for academic achievement in Legal Studies, sponsored by the Victorian Bar Foundation and Hume City Council.
This year, Miah Dear, a current year 12 student was the successful applicant from Craigieburn Secondary College. The award recognises students who have achieved academic excellence in their Legal Studies and encourages them to continue in the field.
Throughout the year Miah has demonstrated consistent academic excellence. She has also established positive values including: respect, collaboration and a willingness to engage with, listen and seek to understand the needs and expectations of others.
At the presentation, the Victorian Bar Foundation Chairman, the Honourable Justice John Digby, said “The scholarship program intends to break down social and economic barriers and recognise the potential in young students whatever their background.” The students will participate in work experience during their school holidays that will include a tour of the Supreme Court of Victoria and briefings from leading barristers.
In announcing the successful students High Court Justice the Honourable Michelle Gordon AC highlighted that, “The students should feel very proud of what they had achieved through their hard work and academic excellence. I look to these students being our future leaders not only in the law but across society,” Her Honour said.
Genevieve Bongrain, Senior School Leader