The South Australian Secondary Schools Constitutional Conventions Planning Group have selected USC Year 12 students, Charlotte Hillam and Brayden Roberts to attend the National Schools Constitutional Convention in Canberra from the 15th to 17th of March this year.
Charlotte and Brayden attended the State Constitutional Student Convention held on the 27th October, 2016 with USC’s Legal Studies Teacher, Yvette Winter, prior to applying to attend the National Convention. 12 representatives were selected to represent South Australia from the 60 students who attended this State Convention last year.
To be selected, students were required to answer “Should Australia become a republic?” in 500 words or less. The committee also took into account the student’s participation at the State Convention and overall contribution.
Penny Cavanagh, Education Officer at the Parliament of South Australia Education Office said “The standard of the applications received by the Committee from students wishing to attend the National Convention was very high. This made selection of 12 representatives from South Australia a difficult task. We would like to offer our congratulations to Charlotte, Brayden and your school on their success.”
Congratulations Charlotte and Brayden, we wish you both well in Canberra.